Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Warren Hills
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
2850

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
2850

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:
1152

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1152

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

WMU adheres to a policy for prevailing wages on all construction and maintenance related projects - this covers worker classifications such as electricians, carpenters, etc. The prevailing wages are documented with each project and maintained within the project file in Logistical Services. With regard to service contractors, such as custodial services, we do not have a specific policy in place that governs these wages. We do request on our proposal documents the wages paid to workers employed on these contracts to establish that certain criteria are met (minimum wage, etc.). Also, WMU has collective bargaining agreements for represented faculty and staff; staff compensation system for non-rep staff; and is in compliance with Michigan's minumum wage laws.

+ Date Revised: Sept. 8, 2014

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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2850

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
1152

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

Western Michigan University has a compensation standard that is covered by collective bargaining agreements (represented by faculty and staff), a staff compensation system represented and formalized by Aon Hewitt (an international HR firm), and the Michigan Minimum wage law (an external standard higher than federal law).

+ Date Revised: Sept. 8, 2014

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

Collective bargaining agreements


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

MI minimum wage


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

MI minimum wage


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

Collective bargaining agreements


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

Collective bargaining agreements


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
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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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