Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 3.00 Manon Dugal
HR Advisory Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.50 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) 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, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

Mandatory benefits for all support staff at the University of Ottawa includes: 'Basic Employee Life Insurance' (insured for two times salary if dependents and for one times your salary if do not have any dependents, to a maximum of $150,000);

- Long-term disability (receive 66 2/3% of your salary as of the 120th day of disability, providing they meet all the terms of the contract);
- Supplementary Health Insurance (helps cover certain medical expenses that are not covered by provincial health care (Ontario Health Coverage or RAMQ);
- Basic Dental Insurance Plan (pays for 80% of pre-determined expenses based on the Ontario Dental Association fee guide);
- Employee Assistance Program (program provides professional, confidential support services including counselling for common life issues);
- Pension Plan (mandatory for staff over 30 years, the university and the staff member pay into a pension plan).

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:


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

For a living wage we have used a blend of the range between Kingston and Toronto. Ottawa has not yet calculated its living wage.

Information about employee benefits

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.