Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pittsburgh
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 3.00 Maureen Kendall
Director of Compensation
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.94 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:
External contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations include the following entities:

• ALCO Parking
• Allied Universal Security (Campus-wide and Housing security)
• Landmark Security Company (Covid-19 concierge stations)
• Pitt Eats by Compass Group
• Other small contracted custodial employees (for 5 buildings including Sennot Square and 4 other small buildings)

Pitt Eats by Compass Group employees are by far the largest contracted vendor on-campus; Compass runs all Pitt Dining options, including on-campus dining, retail, and catering operations. The majority of Compass employees are represented by the Service Employees International Union; the Office of Business and Auxiliary Services estimates 75% of the normally 550 Pitt Dining employees are unionized.

Allied University Security also has ~150 employees on-campus, all of whom are union employees.

The living wage and/or union representation of ALCO, Landmark Security Company. and external custodial staff is unknown at this time. ALCO and external custodial staff usually only have 5 to 10 total employees working on Pitt’s Pittsburgh campus at any given time. Because Landmark Security company is a specialty service due to Covid, their employees are not included in the roll-up % above.

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?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:
Pitt's lowest hiring amount for full-time employees is $19,500. All full-time employees are eligible for Pitt's benefits, which include multiple health care plans, a 403(b) with a 150 percent match upon vesting, paid time off, parental leave, and tuition remission.

Learn about Pitt's benefits: https://www.hr.pitt.edu/current-employees/benefits

Learn about Pitt's benefit eligibility: https://www.hr.pitt.edu/current-employees/benefits/benefits-eligibility

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:
The University of Pittsburgh has several collective bargaining units for Pitt employees on-campus. At the Pittsburgh campus, University employees are represented by the following unions, with whom University’s Department of Employee and Labor Relations works closely with (along with managers and supervisors) to facilitate communication and cooperation across the University.

• Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ
• International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 95-95A-Pittsburgh
• Building and Construction Trades Council of Pittsburgh and Vicinity
• International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 249
• University of Pittsburgh Police Association

Learn more about Pitt’s Collective Bargaining Units: https://www.hr.pitt.edu/current-employees/employee-labor-relations/collective-bargaining-agreements

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