Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.62
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 3.00 Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
21.18 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
77

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

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

Contractors are represented by a variety of areas including but not limited to dining/catering, cleaning/janitorial, maintenance, grounds keeping, professional, transportation, and retail 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):
54

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:

The minimum of the salary range for lowest level position is $15.00 per hour. 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?:
Yes

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.


Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
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