Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.95
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.53 / 3.00 Jodi Williams
Manager for Compensation Programs
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
14.11 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
91

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

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
100

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

The lowest paid benefit eligible rate is $11.61 for a General Services worker in dining. University benefits average 30% per employee. This is well above Virginia’s minimum wage, ensuring that W&L is a desirable employer for lower-skilled workers. The University subsidizes the cost of health care premiums so that employees need not pay more than 10% of family income toward health care premiums.

https://www.wlu.edu/human-resources/benefits/health-and-dental/health-benefits


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

We are committed to paying employees fair, market based wages based on their skills and experience. We base our pay ranges on market data for equivalent positions at similar higher education institutions.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
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A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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