Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 3.00 Barbara Abercrombie
Associate Vice Chancellor
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
4460

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
3293

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
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Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
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A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

Classified positions (see Section 2.1 for definitions) in all state agencies and institutions, including the university, are subject to the Uniform Classification and Compensation Act (Act 199 of 1969), which groups positions with similar types and levels of duties and which require similar knowledge, abilities, skills, education and experience into classes and assigns a pay grade to each class. The minimum and maximum salaries for each pay grade are set by the Arkansas General Assembly. There are currently 30 grades and five levels within each grade. Positions which are not classified do not have pay grades, but are assigned a maximum salary by the General Assembly for each fiscal year and are subject to the constraints of department and university budgets


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2504

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

$37,823 was used was selected as a sustainable compensation standard since that's what data was available for, and it's greater than $36,900 which is the low-income cut-off for a family of four in 2017.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

Approximately $16,000 starting salary with retirement, medical, dental, disability, tuition, FICA, unemployment, group life, and workers comp


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

8$/hr


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

Less than $30,000 starting salary with retirement, medical, dental, disability, tuition, FICA, unemployment, group life, and workers comp


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

Greater than $30,000 starting salary with retirement, medical, dental, disability, tuition, FICA, unemployment, group life, and workers comp


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

8$/hr


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.