Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 3.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.57 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
97

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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):
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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 :

There are nine collective bargaining units at UCSB representing non-academic employees. Pay rates for each collective bargaining unit are determined through UC system-wide bargaining and negotiations. The minimum rate for each collective bargaining unit differs. As of January 1, 2017, the minimum step rate for incumbents in each bargaining unit ranged between $15.07/hour to $90.09/hour. For policy-covered (non-represented employees), beginning October 1, 2015, UC’s Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan guaranteed a minimum rate of $13/hour, which increased to $14/hour on October 1, 2016, and to $15/hour on October 1, 2017 for all UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week. Regular, part-time employees in career, academic, limited, partial-year career and contract appointments, working at least 20 hours per week (i.e., 50% time)
- Choice of medical plans
- Choice of dental plans
- Vision
- Legal
- Disability, life & accident insurance
- Tax-savings programs:
- Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums (TIP)PDF
- Health Flexible Spending Account PDF
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account PDF
- Family care resources


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:

University of California President, Janet Napolitano, announced on July 22, 2015 that the minimum wage for its workers — both direct and service contract employees — will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years. In addition, she directed that all contractors doing business with UC comply with government and university workplace laws and policies.
The Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, unveiled at today’s Board of Regents meeting, requires that all University of California employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour over the course of the following three years. The mandated minimum increased to $13 an hour on Oct. 1, 2015, to $14 an hour on Oct. 1, 2016, and to $15 an hour on Oct. 1, 2017. The California state minimum wage currently stands at $11 9 an hour as of January 1, 2018, and is set to increase to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, 2019.
“Through its education, research and public service missions, the University of California’s students, faculty and staff have made us into a world-renowned institution,” Napolitano said. “And our community does not exist in a vacuum. How we support our workers and their families impacts Californians who might never set foot on one of our campuses.
“This is the right thing to do — for our workers and their families, for our mission and values, and to enhance UC’s leadership role by becoming the first public university in the United States to voluntarily establish a minimum wage of 15 dollars.”
The University of California is the state’s third largest employer — behind the federal and state governments — with some 195,000 employees at its 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national labs, the Office of the President, the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and other locations. The University of California 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)?:
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A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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