Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.49
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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University of Calgary
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.45 / 8.00 Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

The U of C has not formally evaluated or defined a sustainable wage level as defined above but many initiatives at both the local and national level have proposed such a standard. Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC), a local organization, defines a living wage to be $12.25 (plus benefits) or $13.50 (in lieu of benefits). The wage is based on Statistics Canada 2008 Low Income Cut-Off (LICO).

Benchmarking against this standard, at least 4452 of the university’s 4782 staff earn at or above a sustainable wage level.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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