Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.96 / 3.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Number of employees:
4,018

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
4,018

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes
+ Date Revised: April 16, 2014

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
103
+ Date Revised: April 16, 2014

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
103
+ Date Revised: April 15, 2014

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

UMKC Human Resources is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff. The UMKC compensation team exists to promote fair, equitable and competitive staff compensation policies, programs and practices that support management and the University's mission.

To accomplish this, the compensation team provides five-star service regarding:

guidance and compensation/classification expertise;
administration of staff compensation programs in compliance with UM Policy;
development of compensation strategies;
leadership on regulatory matters regarding overtime pay and minimum wage; and
training on compensation and classification related topics.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
4,018

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

As you know, the University of Missouri is currently engaged in a Job Title and Compensation Project to review the classification and compensation of administrative titles at the university. This project was piloted with the Student Support Services job family, and it was approved and implemented effective December 1, 2011.

In January 2012, it was announced that the next job family to be addressed was the Office Administration/Support job family, encompassing jobs that perform clerical and administrative duties in support of the various functions and services of the university.

We have completed evaluating the Office Administration/Support job family and have completed almost all of the job families now.


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

UMKC provides of the compensation and benefits for all job categories including lowest paid regular, full-time employees.


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

UMKC provides of the compensation and benefits for all job categories including lowest paid regular, full-time employees.


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

UMKC provides of the compensation and benefits for all job categories including lowest paid regular, full-time employees.


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

Part-time Unranked non-tenure track Adjunct faculty positions should be less than 75% and may be appointed either semester-by-semester or by academic year. These are non-benefit-eligible positions.


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

UMKC Human Resources is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff. The UMKC compensation team exists to promote fair, equitable and competitive staff compensation policies, programs and practices that support management and the University's mission.

To accomplish this, the compensation team provides five-star service regarding:

guidance and compensation/classification expertise;
administration of staff compensation programs in compliance with UM Policy;
development of compensation strategies;
leadership on regulatory matters regarding overtime pay and minimum wage; and
training on compensation and classification related topics.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.50 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:
http://hrs.missouri.edu/docs/Salary%20Wage%20FY14_60313_final.pdf
+ Date Revised: April 16, 2014

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