Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.85
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.06 / 3.00 Evans Lusuli
Senior Compensation Analyst
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.64 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
99.32

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):
99.32

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?:
125 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 :

The total compensation provided by the institutions lowest paid regular employee meets and exceeds the percentage of the living wage by 125 percent. The lowest compensated employee salary including benefits is $45,091, the salary of the local living wage salary is $31,948.8.


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:

President Janet Napolitano announced a new minimum wage plan for UC employees, titled the “UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan in July of 2015 which guarantees that by October 2017 UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour. (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/fairwage/index.html) 99% of faculty, staff, earn above MIT living wage of $16.64


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:

President Janet Napolitano announced a new minimum wage plan for UC employees, titled the “UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan in July of 2015 which guarantees that by October 2017 UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour. (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/fairwage/index.html) 99% of faculty, staff earn above MIT living wage of $16.64


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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MIT’s Living Wage Calculator was used to identify the City of Merced living wage, which is $16.64. (http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/06047) The minimum wage standard for the state of California increased to $11.00/hour in 2018. (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_minimumwage.htm)

President Janet Napolitano announced a minimum wage plan for UC employees, titled the “UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan in July of 2015 which guarantees that by October 2017 UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour. (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/fairwage/index.html)

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