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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Mika Williamson
Associate Director, Recruiting Services and Compensation
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
4,219

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
4,219

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
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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:

We are one of 23 campuses in a systemwide entity. Most of our employees (except Management Personnel Plan and non-represented employees) are covered under a collective bargaining agreement which ensures sustainable wages. The salary schedule is set by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in negotiation with the unions and applied to all 23 campuses


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No
+ Date Revised: April 8, 2016

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
4,219

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

The CSU conducts a market analysis. At the campus level, we also review internal equity.


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

Competitive wages and benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement plans, fee waiver


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

Competitive wages and benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement plans, fee waiver. With part-time employees wages and paid time off would be on a prorated basis


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

Competitive wages and benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement plans, fee waiver. With temporary employees benefits applied would be dependent upon length of temporary appointment.


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

Competitive wages and benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement plans, fee waiver. With temporary employees benefits applied would be dependent upon length of temporary appointment.


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

Primarily wages, most would not receive fringe benefits. However, some of our students (teaching associates) may be eligible for fringe benefits.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
9 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:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.