Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.34
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.73 / 3.00 Lisa Brommer
AVP for Human Resources
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.65 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:

Bon Appétit (dining), Stonehedge (grounds), SMG (custodial), RJ Julia (bookstore)

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:

Custodial workers (SMG) receive a minimum total compensation of $16.45/hour excluding benefits.
SMG employee pay includes 1 @ $17.70/hour, 2 @ $17.65/hour, 22 @ $16.45/hour heavy duty, and 25 @ $16.15/hour light duty for FY 19.

Grounds (Stonehedge): The lowest paid employee (2 positions) earn $16.00/hr. Of the 8 total Stonehedge positions, 3 earn under $17.65.

Dining (Bon Appetit): All 108 Bon Appetit employees earn a living wage; the average wage is $27.50/hr.

Bookstore (RJ Julia): The lowest paid employee (21 positions) earn $12.00/hr. Of the 29 positions, most of which are part-time, 24 earn under $17.65.

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:

Wesleyan's Employment Code for Service Contractors (which applies to third party contractors as well as regular employees and temps) stipulates a total compensation standard of $15.39/hr. as of September 2018. Contract employees scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week are eligible to participate as full-time employees in a health insurance plan that includes cost-sharing. Full-time employees are eligible for 5 vacation days after 1 year of continuous employment. Employees are permitted to participate in ESL courses at Wesleyan and to enroll their children in Neighborhood Preschool.

See https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/homepage-sidebar/2018%20WESLEYAN%20UNIVERSITY%20EMPLOYMENT%20CODE%20FOR%20SERVICE%20CONTRACTORS%20updated%20092018.pdf for more information.

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

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