Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.39 / 3.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
21.11 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:

Aramark is WCU's Dining Services contractor. Prior to the pandemic, Aramark employed over 300 people at West Chester University. During the pandemic closure of campus, that number was smaller than 50.

Sodexo provides housekeeping staff for the WCU Foundation and University Student Housing.

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?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

For FY 2022, the starting total salary and benefits for WCU's lowest paid employee or pay grade (02) is $52,759 ($28,577 in Salary and $24,182 in benefits).

In addition to salary quoted above, benefits for benefits eligible employees include (but are not limited to): • Medical (Basic PPO, Choice PPO, or HMO) – effective on the first day of employment • Dental, vision, hearing, and prescription coverage • Employer paid life insurance plan up to $40,000 • Retirement plan (mandatory participation) • Additional tax sheltered annuity plans (optional 403(b) and 457 plans) • Long Term Disability Insurance (voluntary) • Voluntary Group Life Insurance and AD&D (employee and dependents) • Flexible Spending Account • Tuition Waiver for eligible employee and dependents • Employee Assistance Plan • 11 Paid holidays per year • Generous paid time off programs (11-24 vacation days and 11 sick days earned per year); up to 5 days of accrued sick leave per year can be used to provide care for an ill family member • Discounts on phone plans, computer software and hardware purchases, and discounted movie tickets • Free use of on-campus facilities such as the gym, pool, and library • Eligibility for membership with Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union • Free online and in-person programming on a variety of personal and professional topics

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:

WCU is planning to review in 2022.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Some proportion of contractor employees receive above living wage compensation, but we do not have such data available to us.

Data Provided by: Lisa O'Shea, (lo'shea@wcupa.edu) Human Resources
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 12-Jan-22

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