Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 August Horner
Sustainability Student Asst
Office of Sustainability
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Number of employees:
23,153

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
23,153

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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

SECTION III. GUIDING PRINCIPLES.
The following principles shall guide the University's compensation and recognition systems:
(a) The University strives to achieve and maintain a compensation structure that, when combined with benefits and other rewards, is competitive relative to institutional peers and other appropriate labor markets and serves to attract and retain a high performance workforce.
(b) The University seeks to reward meritorious performance and employee contribution to the success of the University through compensation and other forms of recognition.
(c) In the setting of initial salaries and subsequent pay adjustments, the University considers the work responsibilities, market, internal equity, experience and expertise, performance, and other criteria as appropriate.
(d) The University adheres to compensation and recognition practices that are fair and equitable in design, application, and delivery.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
23,153

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:

The state of Minnesota is $8/hr and is expected to rise soon, so they were preemptive in their adjustment.


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

Minimum salaries have also been established for academic appointments and vary based on job classification. The lowest minimum among academic job classifications is $25,727.


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

The University moved, in 2001, to a pay floor of $12.00 an hour for nonacademic staff working 20 or greater hours a week. This pay floor was established through the collective bargaining process. The floor was then adopted for the University’s non-represented Civil Service employees. The non-academic pay floor was increased and/or maintained, since 2001, through successive collective bargaining agreements and the Civil Service Pay Plans.


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

Pay floor of $12.50/hr.


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

Pay floor of $25,727/yr.


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

Pay floor of $9/hr.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8 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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