Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Janie Carolin
Director of Compensation and Benefits
Human Resources
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

At the University San Diego compensation for staff and faculty are provided according to a tiered pay grade system taking into account factors such as comparability of various duties, regulatory requirements concerning minimum wages, the need to offer competitive wages to attract and retain the best employees, and the local average salary and living cost levels. Human Resources annually review all staff and faculty pay grades and adjust them accordingly taking into account all of the above factors including local cost of living and regional average salary levels. Also taken into account is USD’s not-for profit status. Furthermore, if funds are available, at the end of every academic year employees who earn below the maximum level of pay in their grade who has performed to an acceptable level are given a salary increase. As for contractors, the salaries are negotiated individually, and thus the contractor has a say in the salary that they will be earning, and has the ability to negotiate to match their needs. Therefore it can be considered that USD provides sustainable compensation to its employees.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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