Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 3.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.91 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
95

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Regular providers of dining/catering: Bon Appetit Management Company


Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):
16.80

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:

Total compensation including medical, dental, life, long term disability, and retirement is $21.20/hour for the lowest paid employee. This excludes mandatory benefits like social security and WA paid family and medical leave - which would add another $1.03.


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:

The College has made a commitment to pay a minimum of $15/hour. This is 120% of the current minimum wage, and 94% of the current living wage for a family of four, not taking into account benefits.


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