Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Number of employees:
3949

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
3949

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
91

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
91

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

The Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) is charged with developing all compensation provisions for State of WI and UW System classified employees.
http://oser.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=7653

The University of WI System has guidelines, laws, rules, policies and practices pertaining to salary setting and adjustments for limited term, appointees, faculty and academic staff.
http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/policies/upg4.pdf

The Division of Compensation and Labor Relations (DCLR) of the Wisconsin State Office of Employment Relations maintains a labor market survey research program that investigates external market comparable data.

Contractors working on the UW-Milwaukee campus include-
Grunau
Sprinkman
Staff Electric
Belonger
Parss
Waukesha Roofing
Just Service

Those verified as utilizing Union workers, covered by collective bargaining agreements include-
Grunau
Sprinkman
Staff Electric
Belonger

All contractors are verified that they are paid prevailing wages that exceed that level of compensation.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
3944

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
91

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

The standard for which the compensation was assessed was the poverty threshold for the City of Milwaukee for a family of four. The threshold, which is $24,008, was increased to $28,809.6 to account for the 120% of the poverty guideline required for the STARS assessment. For full-time employees, this would mean that they would need to earn above $13.85 per hour to meet or exceed this threshold. This threshold was created by the American Community Survey.

To calculate the benefits granted to employees from our university, we used the Total Compensation Estimator provided on the University of Wisconsin System Employee Benefit page. This tool allowed us to calculate the total benefits offered to each employee based on their salary.


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

All employees receive a wage equal or above the required minimum wage in the State of Wisconsin ($7.25).


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

All employees receive a wage equal or above the required minimum wage in the State of Wisconsin ($7.25).


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

All employees receive a wage equal or above the required minimum wage in the State of Wisconsin ($7.25).


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

The lowest salary offered to temporary faculty at our university is that offered to adjunct instructors.The minimum salary for adjunct instructors is $30,100. This minimum standard is consistent for all temporary or adjunct professor/instructor positions offered in the UW System.

For further clarification please refer to the university's description of the benefits offered to this employment category: https://www4.uwm.edu/hr/benefits/.


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

All employees receive a wage equal or above the required minimum wage in the State of Wisconsin ($7.25).

Student part-time employees are not eligible for paid holidays or fringe benefits, such as health insurance or tuition reimbursement. While classes are in session, student part-time employees cannot work up to exceed 40 hours per week. When classes are not in session, student part-time employees may work up to 40 hours per week.

For further clarification please refer to the university's description of the benefits offered to this employment category: https://www4.uwm.edu/hr/benefits/.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 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?:
Yes

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:

Minimum wage rates and related information for the State of Wisconsin can be found at: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/labor_standards_bureau/minimum_wage.htm

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.