Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Ashley Woolman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
20.15 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
75

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:
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Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):
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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?:
100 percent

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

Our lowest paid employees make $15 an hour, or $31,200 per year. Full time employees also receive an excellent benefits package including free college tuition, pension, medical, etc. This can add up to be an additional $10,000 in compensation related to benefits for themselves and their dependents.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

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

N/A


Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Our on-going partnership is that Tenderfoot Childcare Center is on Western's land and we assist them with maintenance. The goal was simply to have a facility where there was none in this end of the Valley. So that the service exists is a subsidy, given it wouldn’t have without our donating the land and Western employees coordinating the grants etc.-it operates as a non-profit and employees our students through work study.

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