Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Santa Barbara
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.36 / 3.00 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
20.80 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:

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?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:
There are ten 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, 2020, the minimum step rate for incumbents in each bargaining unit ranged between $17.40/hour to $98.42/hour. For policy-covered (non-represented employees), beginning October 1, 2017, UC’s Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan guaranteed a minimum rate of $15/hour 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?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
University of California Former 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. In addition, she directed that all contractors doing business with UC comply with government and university workplace laws and policies.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Living wage data was pulled from the MIT calculator in Fall of 2020 and used to calculate the percentage of employees that receive a living wage.

Living wage data was pulled from the MIT calculator in Fall of 2020 and used to calculate the percentage of employees that receive a living wage.

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