Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Number of employees:
1,996

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1,996

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:
100

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
100

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 Living Wage Calculator at Penn State University was used to determine a living wage for the City of Oshkosh at $8.45 per hour. A review of UW Oshkosh employees showed 0 employees paid less than $8.45/hr. Construction contractors (ca. 100) 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:
1,996

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
100

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

The Living Wage Calculator at Penn State University was used to determine a living wage for the City of Oshkosh at $8.45 per hour. A review of UW Oshkosh employees showed 0 employees paid less than $8.45/hr. Construction contractors (ca. 100) are paid prevailing wages that exceed that level of compensation.


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

The lowest paid regular employees earn $11.65/hour.


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

The lowest paid workers earn more than $11.65/hour.


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

The lowest paid non-regular, LTE employees earn $8.03/hr.


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

Adjunct wages vary widely. The lowest paid annualized at $37,888, or $31,000 for nine months.


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

The lowest paid student workers earn $7.25/hr.


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:
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