Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.82 / 3.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.74 US/Canadian $

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

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

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):

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?:
175 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 :

Includes all benefited employees (GIC eligible), unions listed below. HR calculated the fringe benefits (Insurance, Retirement, Paid Leave) based on the full fringe rate.
a. AFSCME - 01
e. MSP
f. PSU-A and PSU-B
g. Non-Unit

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professional Staff Union, Professional Staff Salary Administration Program, Salary Schedule:
Position Level 24, Minimum: $34,500 ($18.95/hr for 35 hr work week) plus fringe


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:

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)?:

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The collective bargaining process for compensation provides an avenue for union representatives and management to jointly seek compensation which each side believes is sustainable compensation.

Compensation policies and practices will vary by collective bargaining agreement. Compensation for non-exempt (classified employees) is defined by job classification, step and grade. Salary grade and step schedules for non-exempt employees can be found in the following collective bargaining agreements:

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