Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.87 / 3.00 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
21.02 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
69.40

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
94

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

Total compensation for the lowest paid UC Berkeley employee is $22.20, including benefits, which come out to 48 percent of staff base pay. More information about benefits can be found at this link:

https://cfo.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/fy2017-18_cbr_update.pdf

https://hr.berkeley.edu/compensation-benefits/compensation/salary-and-pay/salary-rates/minimum-wage-rates


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced a new minimum wage plan for UC employees. Titled the “UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan”, the program guarantees that by October 2017 UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour.

The plan also requires that contractors doing business with UC guarantee a $15 minimum hourly wage for their workers, ensuring that any workers being paid through a UC contract are paid fairly. The plan includes several measures to ensure contractors comply with the new minimum wage, as well as all federal, state and UC workplace law and policies, including a telephone hotline for contract workers to report issues, and annual and periodic audits.

With this plan, UC is the first public university in the United States to voluntarily establish a $15/hour minimum wage.

ucal.us/fairwage


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

UC Berkeley has committed to paying its student assistants at least $15 an hour starting in October 2018, in what was determined to be a fair wage for the region. Previously the university paid student assistants $13.75 an hour.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Information in this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Human Resources office.

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