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Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, San Diego
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Caprece Speaks-Toler
Director of Compensation and Interim Director of Benefits
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
30.94 US/Canadian $

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

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

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):

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 :
The minimum of the salary range for lowest level position is $15.00 per hour. According to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, the living wage for 1 adult in the San Diego area is $15.01. A comprehensive health and welfare benefits and a pension plan are also provided.

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:
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/fairwage/index.html 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.

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)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
All undergraduate student employees make at least $11.50/hour, which is about the CA state minimum wage, but not a full living wage: https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/comp-class/classification/students.html#AII All graduate students make at least $15/hour: http://grad.ucsd.edu/_files/financial/acad-pay/STURATES1718.pdf

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
MIT Living Wage Calculator: http://livingwage.mit.edu/metros/41740. We used a rough estimation that an hourly wage of $30.94 would translate into a yearly salary pre-tax of $64,355.20 (40 hours/week no overtime, 52 weeks/year). The collective bargaining process is on-going, so salaries and benefits are constantly being evaluated. http://www.ucop.edu/institutional-research-academic-planning/_files/workforce-profiles/Workforce-Profile-2013-Updated1-20-2015.pdf All Senior Leadership Compensation Group and Manager and Senior Professionals (MSP) MSP) employees make over $30.94 an hour: http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/comp-class/compensation/ranges/slcg-07.html http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/comp-class/compensation/ranges/msp-18.html. Professional and Support Staff (PSS) 1-7 staff may earn under $30.94 an hour: http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/comp-class/compensation/ranges/pss-18.html Few student employees make over $30 an hour: http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/comp-class/compensation/ranges/st-17.html

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