Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
18.60 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:
Contract with Chartwells for food service provider

Contract with GDI for sanitary and cleaning services
Contract with Caltrio for landscaping services

Contract with Xerox for Printer Centre
Contract with Follett for Gift Shop

uOttawa's procurement is largely decentralized but contract work can be split into three broad categories depending on work at the University: Research, Operational and physical. The University of Ottawa hires contractors for a wide variety of work in these three areas. Contract work can range from translation services to IT, and contractors can be hired from companies or as freelancers.

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:
Extended health insurance unless employee opts out of basic health insurance if covered by another health plan (includes prescription drugs (reimbursed at 100% or 80% depending on group), the program reimburses 50% of mental health paramedical services up to a maximum of $3000) and 100% of the cost of other eligible medical expenses, such as private-duty nursing and vision care, emergency dental in case of accident, other paramedical services, medical supplies and services, emergency travel assistance);

Basic dental insurance (pays for 80% of the cost of eligible routine dental procedures, with no annual maximum based on the Ontario Dental Association Fee Guide for General Practitioners);

Bronze long-term disability insurance (equal to 60% of your pre-disability salary, to a maximum of $8,500 a month as of the 120th day of disability, providing they meet all the terms of the contract);
Sick leave;

Health Care Spending Account;
Employee and Family Assistance Program (professional counselling, information and support services (e.g., family, legal, financial, health) for employee, spouse and dependent children);

Pension Plan (mandatory for all permanent support staff over 30 years old; the university and the staff member pay into a pension plan).

Note: Basic life insurance for employee and dependants is required for above benefits but is paid by employee (insured for two times salary for employee to a maximum of $300,000, $10,000 Spouse, $5,000 child);

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Stephanie Desnoyer

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