Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
25.99 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:

On-site contractors include: catering, security, rental cars, grounds, waste and cleaning

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?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

This lowest wage at UTAS is a HEO01, step 1. This is a professional role with an annual wage of $51,200 AUD plus a retirement benefit of $8,704 AUD as the University's Staff Agreement states that the minimum total compensation for permanent employees is 17% superannuation.

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:

UTAS's enterprise bargaining agreement details wages including minimum wages and entitlements, which provides an agreement for wages in excess of the living wage (https://www.nteu.org.au/tas/agreements).

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The living wage has been defined as 60% of the median earnings of full-time workers (a common international threshold).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes an "Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia" report, which includes the median weekly earnings for full-time employees. The latest report (2021) indicated that the median was AU$1,592/week. Thus the living wage for employees at the University of Tasmania would be AU$25.99/h.
The University working week hours were used to calculate the hourly rate.
Lowest pay grade and compensation can be found in the University's Staff Agreement.

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