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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 Bronze
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Christopher Lee
Vice President Finance and Administration
Administration
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Number of employees:
519

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
519

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:
55

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
55

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

Local market benchmarking by comparable position, including market research into similar custodial and administrative positions in the Fox Valley to compare salary and compensation packages. It is the policy of the university to maintain a comprehensive salary administration program as a vehicle to provide an equitable compensation program.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
519

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
55

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

Compensation studies are completed periodically using local market as well as peer data to determine compensation standards for all faculty and staff. The living wage for Outagamie county, WI is $9.93/hr according to the MIT living wage calculator. Our lowest paid employees start at $11/hr so 100% of our regular employees exceed the living wage.


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

Local market benchmarking by comparable position, including market research into similar custodial and administrative positions in the Fox Valley to compare salary and compensation packages. It is the policy of the university to maintain a comprehensive salary administration program as a vehicle to provide an equitable compensation program.
Custodial and Safety employees are typically the lowest paid regular part-time staff. Regular employees in these areas have a starting salary of $11/hour.


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

Custodial and Safety employees are typically the lowest paid regular part-time staff. Regular employees in these areas have a starting salary of $11/hour. Benefits are available for those qualifying individuals working more than half time.


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

The same wage rates ($11/hour) typically apply for temporary staff in custodial and safety.


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

Adjunct faculty teaching one or two courses are paid on a per course basis. Faculty teaching half time or more (three or more courses) are paid a prorated salary which will include benefits eligibility.


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

Lowest compensation for student employees if the local minimum wage of $7.25/hour


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 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:

Compensation policy URL is restricted to on-campus log in access .

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.