Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Houston
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Number of employees:
9,927
+ Date Revised: Feb. 2, 2016

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
9,927
+ Date Revised: Feb. 2, 2016

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
1,707

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1,707

A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

It is the policy of the university to compensate employees fairly without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status or sexual orientation and to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting employee compensation.

To ensure internal consistency and external competitiveness in pay and enhance the university’s ability to attract, retain, and motivate qualified employees the University of Houston uses pay grade structures to establish compensation limits for jobs. Hiring employees below the minimum of the pay range is contrary to university policy and is not permitted.

Our compensation guidelines and policies are developed in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the biennial General Appropriations Act.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
9,927
+ Date Revised: Feb. 2, 2016

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
1,707

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:
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A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:
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A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:
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A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:
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A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:
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A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):
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The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

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