Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.01 / 3.00 Nathanael Schildbach
Marketing Manager
University Relations
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.36 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time 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:

1. FY19 - as of 3/1/19
2. For Part 1, excluded all student employees (UG and GRAD) along with Cont. Ed Instructors since they are known as being stipend based and not a true hourly rate.
3. For Part 2, includes all benefited employees (GIC eligible), unions listed below. I 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: $36,400 ($20.00/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:

Website URL where information about employee compensation 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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