Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Zachary Spurlin
HRIS/Compensation Analyst
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
1,296

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1,294

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
0

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

141 employees are covered by union collective bargaining agreements. All other staff salaries are covered in accordance with the Salary Structure Table established for the year. The minimum salary for the lowest pay grade is $12.11 per hour compared to the CA state’s mandated minimum wage of $9.00 per hour.

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 provides, among other things, that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days for prescribed purposes, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked providing 24 hours of sick leave available to the employee.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
1,294

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

The MIT Living Wage Calculator for Stockton, CA was used to estimate the a standard living wage in this local. For reporting purposes, the living wage for one adult ($10.91) was used to assess compensation. HR found that all full time, year-round employees and 98.8% of part-time employees earn above the living wage of $10.91/hour.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

Lowest paid regular full-time employees is 20.1% above California state minimum wage. All employees that work at least 20 hours per week for positions that are 9 months or longer are considered benefit eligible and are able to take part in the University benefit plans. The University currently provides affordable coverage and minimum essential coverage as stipulated in the Affordable Care Act.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

Part-time employees that work between 20-30 hours per week are benefit eligible and are provided the same benefits as a full-time employee. The hourly wages for part-time employees are the same as the full-time employee.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

Lowest paid temporary staff are paid at the California state minimum wage rate and are not offered benefits unless they qualify through the Affordable Care Act requirements.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

Lowest paid faculty are provided pay at the local competitive rate with various state universities and junior colleges.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

Lowest paid student employees are paid at the California state minimum wage and are not benefit eligible unless they meet the Affordable Care Act requirements.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
No

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

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