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Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Louisville
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeanell Hughes
[former] Executive Director
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
6863

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
6032

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:
100

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

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

> UofL became Kentucky’s first public university to implement a living wage when it increased its minimum wage for regular status staff employees from $8.67 to $10 per hour in November 2013. Provost Shirley Willihnganz approved a proposal to increase UofL's minimum wage by 25 cents per hour per year for the next four years, starting this July and continuing in 2015, 16, and 17 – bringing the rate to $11 per hour by July 2017. Living wage adjustments during 2013 represented a 15 percent salary increase for our lowest paid employees. Today, our lowest paid full-time employees receive wages of $10.50/hour as of July 2015, increasing 25 cents/year to $11/hour in July 2017. Details: http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/uofl-to-continue-to-increase-living-wage-for-employees

> In fall 2015, a sustainable compensation standard of $10.10/hour as a minimum wage for full-time employees of contractors was developed by a newly appointed Committee for Responsible Business Practices with multi-stakeholder representation. The Committee was appointed by the University Provost and its membership includes representatives from Student Government Association (one undergraduate and one professional/graduate); Faculty Senate; Staff Senate; the Executive Vice President and Provost's Office; the Chief Operating Officer's Office; the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation; the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; University Athletics; and the Office of Community Engagement. Details: http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/uofl-to-mandate-living-wage-for-contract-workers


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
6032

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

In fall 2015, a sustainable compensation standard of $10.10/hour as a minimum wage for full-time employees of contractors was developed by a newly appointed Committee for Responsible Business Practices with multi-stakeholder representation. The Committee was appointed by the University Provost and its membership includes representatives from Student Government Association (one undergraduate and one professional/graduate); Faculty Senate; Staff Senate; the Executive Vice President and Provost's Office; the Chief Operating Officer's Office; the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation; the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; University Athletics; and the Office of Community Engagement.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

Our lowest paid full-time employees receive wages of $10.50/hour as of July 2015, increasing 25 cents/year to $11/hour in July 2017.

Salary & Wage Ranges for all full-time staff are available at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/comp/salary-wage-ranges

All full-time UofL employees enjoy the same excellent benefits package, as described at http://louisville.edu/hr/benefits. UofL offers a Total Compensation Estimator tool to calculate an estimated value of these benefits depending on an employees situation and choices: http://louisville.edu/hr/gptw/totalrewards. The standard estimated value of benefits for all UofL employees is 28 cents of benefits per dollar of wages.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

Our lowest paid part-time employee is a House Staff in Dentistry - Surgical & Hospital who earned just $6,000 last year. The standard estimated value of benefits for all UofL employees is 28 cents of benefits per dollar of wages.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

Our lowest paid temporary staff member is a Rsrch Scientist at the Inst for Cellular Theraputics, who earned just $5,782 last year. The standard estimated value of benefits for all UofL employees is 28 cents of benefits per dollar of wages.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

Our lowest paid temporary faculty member is an Asst Professor Term in Medicine- Dept Admin, who earned just $500 last year. The standard estimated value of benefits for all UofL employees is 28 cents of benefits per dollar of wages.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

Our work-study students receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. The standard estimated value of benefits for all UofL employees is 28 cents of benefits per dollar of wages.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10.10 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?:
Yes

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

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