Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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Villanova University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 3.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Number of employees:
2,731

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
2,731

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:
14

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
3

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

Just wage – a salary that will allow workers to at least earn more than the poverty level in their city; should be commensurate with other employers in similar industries; and recognizes the dignity and respect that should be accorded to all workers. Since a living wage covers only the very basic necessities and doesn’t account for savings or emergencies, it is only one small step towards a truly just wage. Factors to consider include local economic conditions, especially the cost of living. It also includes current and potential employee’s benefits, including health care, child care, long and short term disability, vacation time or Paid Time Off (PTO), retirement, etc. Many religious traditions and political philosophies relate the concept of just wages to a radically fairer redistribution of wealth.

Employees of contractors includes three custodial employees and 11 bookstore employees. Custodial employees are bound by contract to provide a just wage. Although the bookstore employees are not bound by contract, the contracting company was chosen because of their good track record in employee compensation and respect.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2,731

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
14

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

Just wage – a salary that will allow workers to at least earn more than the poverty level in their city; should be commensurate with other employers in similar industries; and recognizes the dignity and respect that should be accorded to all workers. Since a living wage covers only the very basic necessities and doesn’t account for savings or emergencies, it is only one small step towards a truly just wage. Factors to consider include local economic conditions, especially the cost of living. It also includes current and potential employee’s benefits, including health care, child care, long and short term disability, vacation time or Paid Time Off (PTO), retirement, etc. Many religious traditions and political philosophies relate the concept of just wages to a radically fairer redistribution of wealth.

Currently all of our contracted employees are paid a sustainable wage based on the guidelines of Just wage


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

We do not pay any regular FT or PT employee less than $10.50 per hour. All FT employees are eligible for a full benefits package


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

We do not pay any regular FT or PT employee less than $10.50 per hour. PT employees working 1000 hour or more per year are eligible for retirement, holiday, sick and vacation time.


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

The lowest wage for temporary entry-level service positions is $10.10 per hour. They do not receive benefits. Temporary employees are restricted to 90 days or less, otherwise they are considered regular.


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

Adjunct faculty are those who teach 3 or less courses a year. The lowest rate is a first time professor without a PhD at $1,200 per credit. If that person is just teaching a lab then it is $1,100 per credit. These employees do not receive benefits because their hours do not add up to the federal minimum of 1,500 hours.
For Temporary full time faculty who teach 3 or more courses a year are considered eligible for health benefits. Lowest starting salary is $49,500.


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

Student wages are classified by job level and how long they have worked for that department. Starting salary for a new department can be as low as $7.25 and has high as $9.30 ( $11.40 for grad students). Since the students are part time workers they do not get 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:
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