Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 3.00 Kelli O'Day
Assessment Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
28.55 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Significant on-site contractors include;
- Custodial services
- IT temporary staffing
- Software developer staffing
- Agriculture farm labor service
- Parking services
- Charter bus services
- Window and building washing services
- Inspection and cleaning of sewer and storm drains
- Clinical staffing for Student Health & Counselling Services
- On call graphic and videography services
- Fertilizer application services

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

Minimum compensation for lowest paid employee: $15.50 per hour

Rate with benefits included: $23.54 (82.45% of the living wage)

Data is for career employees (with benefit cost of 51.9%)

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

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

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 $15.50 per hour. The plan also requires that contractors doing business with UC guarantee a $15.50 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 $15.50/hour minimum wage.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The local living wage is USD $28.55 for a family of four (2 adults (both working) & 2 children) for Yolo County, California based on Living Wage Calculator as 6/20/2023: https://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/06113.

Information on specific minimum wages is available through below URLs.

UC Fair Wage/Fair Work: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/fairwage/

California State Minimum Wage: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_minimumwage.htm

Cora Ballek, student employee at the UC Davis Sustainability office, assisted in compiling this credit response.

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