Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.39 / 3.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
14.70 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
91.30

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

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):
0

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?:
150 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 :
The lowest paid FTE regular employee is at pay grade 3, earning an annual salary of $26,852.80. Considering a 36% fringe benefit for this classification, total compensation = $26,351 x 1.36 = $35,837. For credit calculation, the denominator is the living wage for ONE Adult (10.50*40*52=21,840) so (35,837 / 21,840 = 164%).

The University provides four Core insurance benefits:
1) Health Insurance
2) Dental Insurance
3) Group Term Life Insurance
4) Disability
5) Other benefits that are provided to employees include vacation and sick leave, University sponsored retirement plans and pensions, accidental death and dismemberment, tuition breaks, a flexible spending account, domestic partner eligibility, double spouse credits, and phased retirement options.

There are 4 categories of regular employees which are Faculty, Professional non-bargaining, Professional bargaining, and Merit (non-professional).
Each employee with a 50% or greater regular appointment will receive health care benefits and the fringe rate for each group is as follows: Faculty – 23.02% (Clinical), 28.61% (Non-clinical); Professional non-bargaining – 36.27%; Professional bargaining – 37.5%; Merit – 50.47% (bargaining), 36.27% (non-bargaining).
Current University of Iowa fringe rates can be viewed here. https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/program-design-fpsmse

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:
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