Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.98 / 3.00 Steve Mital
Office of Sustainability Director
Finance & Administration
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Number of employees:
6,502

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
6,502

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:

UO has 5 collective bargaining agreements in place on campus covering approximately 5,100 employees. Detailed information regarding the collective bargaining agreements can be found at http://hr.uoregon.edu/employee-labor-relations/uo-bargaining-units-cbas. There are approximately 1,800 employees on campus not covered by a CBA. The university contracted with an external consulting firm to review compensation for unrepresented employees, created a competitive and sustainable compensation structure, and implemented policies and procedures for maintaining the structure. This resulted in salary adjustments to bring all employees up to market salaries. The university utilizes market data and salary surveys in order to determine appropriate salary levels for unrepresented staff, and the structure itself will be reviewed and updated as needed, at least every 3 years, to ensure it stays current and up-to-date with market salaries.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
6,413

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 living wage in Eugene, Oregon is $10.96 per hour. At the University of Oregon, 98.6% of employees earn above this wage.


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

The lowest paid full time employee earns $9.25 per hour. A robust and comprehensive benefits package is available to full time employees, including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, state retirement plans, paid leave, reduced tuition, employee assistance program and more. Detailed information can be found at http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits.


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

The lowest paid regular part-time starting wage is $9.25 per hour. Employees who work a minimum of 80 hours per month are eligible for pro-rated employer-paid medical, dental, vision. disability and life insurance, state retirement plans as well as pro-rated sick, vacation and personal leave. Detailed information can be found at http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits.


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

The lowest paid temporary, non-regular staff receives $9.25 per hour. Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits, unless their hours of work meet the threshold for employer-provided health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (generally 120 or more hours per month for three or more months). Temporary employees who meet the Affordable Care Act threshold are offered the option of electing medical, vision, dental and life insurance. In some cases, they may also qualify for state retirement plans.


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

The lowest paid Adjunct/Pro Tempore faculty member receives $19,200 per 9-month academic year at full time and $25,600 per 12-month year at full time. Adjunct/Pro Tempore Faculty are eligible for benefits if they work at .50 FTE or 20 hours per week. A robust and comprehensive benefits package is available to .50 FTE or greater employees, including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, state retirement plans, paid leave, reduced tuition, employee assistance program and more. Detailed information can be found at http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits. This employee group is representated by United Academics; detailed information is included in the collective bargaining agreement at http://hr.uoregon.edu/employee-labor-relations/uo-bargaining-units-cbas/united-academics.


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

The lowest paid undergraduate student employee receives $9.25 per hour. Undergraduate student workers are either paid through the federally funded Work-Study program or pay is determined based on type of position and the student's skills and experience. They are not eligible for benefits. Detailed information regarding the work-study program can be found at https://financialaid.uoregon.edu/work_study. Graduate student workers are represented by Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation; detailed information is included in the collective bargaining agreement at http://hr.uoregon.edu/employee-and-labor-relations/uo-bargaining-units-cbas/graduate-teaching-fellows-federation. All GTFs employed at .20 FTE and above are eligible for health insurance premiums outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
9.25 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:

Contact Sonia Potter for employee compensation information.

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