Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.48 / 3.00 Anja Wynne
Executive Director
Human Resources Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.41 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
94.70

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?:
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 :

10% towards retirement; medical, dental, eye coverage; tuition annually worth $2,400; 10 paid holidays; 12-22 paid vacation days annually; 10-15 paid sick days annually; life, short-term, long-term disability insurance.
The lowest paid regular employee earns $11.72 per hour plus full benefits. The Living Wage for 2 adults, 2 children in El Paso County, CO is $16.41. With benefits the lowest paid employee earns $32,178 or $17.12 per hour for hours worked (excluded vacations). Assuming 47 weeks of work. Did not take out for sick days.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

The state does not have a commitment to a student living wage, however Colorado passed a minimum wage law that is staged up to $12.00 in 2020/ In 2018 the minimum wage is $10.20. Source: the Colorado State Department of Labor.


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