Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 3.00 Amy Brunvand
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17 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:

Chartwells Dining Services
Offers 16 dining locations and caters events.
URL: https://dineoncampus.com/utah/job-opportunities

University of Utah Financial & Business Services.
Contracting jobs are listed on BidSync
URL: https://fbs.admin.utah.edu/purchasing/bid/current-bids/

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:

Pay Grades A-D have a minimum level that is less than a living wage for Salt Lake City, UT:

Hourly Rates
A $ 7.26 $ 11.06 $ 14.18
B $ 9.62 $ 13.46 $ 17.31
C $ 12.02 $ 16.83 $ 21.63
D $ 15.19 $ 21.63 $ 28.08
E $ 18.89 $ 26.92 $ 34.95
F $ 22.88 $ 33.17 $ 43.46
G $ 29.18 $ 42.31 $ 55.43
H $ 36.49 $ 53.85 $ 71.20
I $ 49.86 $ 73.56 $ 97.26

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:

Policy 5-401: Staff Compensation
URL: https://regulations.utah.edu/human-resources/5-401.php
The University pays at least the current Federal minimum wage to all Employees.

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


Living wage from Cost-of-Living Calculator created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
URL: https://livingwage.mit.edu/
Data is for Salt Lake City, UT, 2 Adults, 2 Children, Accessed 3/13/2020.

Data on % living wage from University of Utah Human Resources:

University of Utah, Division of Human Resources Salary Schedule
URL: https://www.hr.utah.edu/comp/salarySchedule.php


Utah System of Higher Education FY 2021 Legislative Budget Request, Dec. 2019.
URL: https://ushe.edu/wp-content/uploads/pdf/misc/USHE_budget_priorities_2020-21.pdf
Faculty and staff are the backbone of higher education, and salary and benefits represent the single largest expense for USHE institutions. In order to reward performance and continue to attract world-class faculty and staff, USHE requests parity with state employees in salary and benefit adjustments provided by the
state legislature. USHE requests that compensation increases be funded with 75% state funds and 25% institutional tuition increases.

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