Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 3.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.65 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:

Contractors from a dozen different firms (e.g. ABM, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Waste Management, Woodard and Curran, etc.), providing services that range from facilities operations and maintenance, waste hauling and disposal, water treatment and other utilities, and custodial.

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?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

The total compensation provided to the lowest-paid employee is $14/hr plus benefits (41.9% benefits, including health, retirement, life, disability, paid time off) = $19.67/hr

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:


All parts so this credit were based on data from the beginning of FY21, at which point the Livable Wage for Strafford County was $16.65. https://web.archive.org/web/20201124124950/https://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/33017

For more detailed data for Part 2, see https://unh.box.com/s/dbk2n382ovbvg4us11h3km1t9sxb1dwi

Data for Parts 1 & 3 provided by Martie Gleason, Executive Director of Human Resources
Data for Part 2 provided by Susanne Bennett, Director of Administration, UNH Facilities; and Matt O'Keefe, Director of Energy and Utilities.

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