Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Chyerl Wolfe-Lee
Human Resources
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

Classified staff are paid according to the Department of Personnel Salary grid for union represented employees. This pay structures aligns with other higher education employees as well as state general government employees. Faculty salaries are defined by union contract. Capitol project contractors are guaranteed prevailing wage by state law. Only exempt employee salaries are set by the institution.

Professional Staff/Faculty have a Willis Point Factor Methodology. Each position is review based on knowledge and skills, mental demands and accountability. From this like position comparisons is completed via the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, other comparable institutions in the nation (as determined by the WWU Board of Trustees) and other state institutions.

Represented and non-represented Classified Employees (which include the college’s lowest paid positions) are covered by Washington State Department of Personnel policies and the state’s contract with the Washington Federation of State Employees.

Every employee is paid in a sustainable manner. Benefits are provided by state law and every employee is paid at or above minimum wage.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:

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