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Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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STARS v2.0

Wilfrid Laurier University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Krista Boertien
Director, Total Rewards
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
2951

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
2951

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:
310

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

The following outlines the purpose, composition, roles and responsibilities, terms of
reference/operating procedures for committees and positions which are significant in
the effective maintenance of the Job
Evaluation and Pay Equity System.
i) Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC)
ii) Joint Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Steering Committee (JJEPEC)
iii) Director Total Compensation, Human Resources


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2951

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

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

Majority of the regular staff positions at the university (full-time and part-time) are unionized, with compensation and benefits governed by their respective collective agreements:
• WLU Staff Association
• Canadian Union of Public Employees
• United Food & Commercial Workers
• International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The university ensures internal equity, with many non-union wage rates assessed against their comparable unionized counterparts.


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

Majority of the regular staff positions at the university (full-time and part-time) are unionized, with compensation and benefits governed by their respective collective agreements:
• WLU Staff Association
• Canadian Union of Public Employees
• United Food & Commercial Workers
• International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The university ensures internal equity, with many non-union wage rates assessed against their comparable unionized counterparts.


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

Majority of the regular staff positions at the university (full-time and part-time) are unionized, with compensation and benefits governed by their respective collective agreements:
• WLU Staff Association
• Canadian Union of Public Employees
• United Food & Commercial Workers
• International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
The university ensures internal equity, with many non-union wage rates assessed against their comparable unionized counterparts.


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

Since compensation at the university is largely driven by collective agreements, temporary staff are also paid based on the applicable unionized wage grid.


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

Part-time Contract Academic Staff are unionized with their compensation governed under the Part-time Contract Academic Staff and Part-time Librarians collective agreement. Wage increases and benefits for this group are determined through the collective bargaining process.


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

The university provides a recommended wage grid for student positions, with different rates depending on the specialized skills of the positions. These rates are reviewed regularly to ensure market competitiveness.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10.25 US/Canadian $

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:

*Numbers do not include contractors.

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