Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.15 / 3.00 Erin Akins
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.19 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
94.10

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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):
0

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?:
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, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

Minimum hourly: $15.56
Maximum: $18.67
35 hours per week: $2,359.93-2,831.62/month
38 hours per week: $2,562.21 – 3,074.33/month
Regular increments: 2%
Market adjustments as appropriate
Benefit Plans: Group Life Insurance Plan, Extended Health Care Plan,
Dental Plan, Flexible Spending Program, Short-Term Disability Plan,
University Pension Plan
Other rights defined by collective agreement: severance pay in case of
termination, compassionate care and special leave absence, tuition
waiver for credit course, 52 week maternity/adoption/paternal leave.
The Employer agrees that it will not reduce pay or benefits or layoff
any employees (during the usual period of active employment) or
permanent employees in order to contract out the duties normally
performed by members of the bargaining unit;
During the first five (5) years of service, an employee accumulates
fifteen (15) days vacation for every year of service. At the end of five
(5) years of service the rate is twenty (20) days per year. At the end of
seventeen (17) years of service, the rate is twenty-five (25) days per year. At the end of twenty-three (23) years of service the rate is thirty (30) days per year.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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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)?:
Yes

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

Graduate student employees are represented as a bargaining unit by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). All registered graduate students employed by the University as teaching assistants, teaching fellows, student assistants and research assistants are included in the bargaining unit. Effective September 1, 2018 minimum wage for PSAC members is $20.04/hr.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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