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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 Silver
Overall Score 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.35 / 3.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.40 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100):
65

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

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
100

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) 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, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, vacation leave


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Seattle Colleges, of which South Seattle is a part of, committed to raise the minimum wage for all employees from $11 to $13 dollars in 2014. As of 2017, minimum hourly rate is $15/hr.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

Seattle Colleges, of which South Seattle is a part of, committed to raise the minimum wage for all employees from $11 to $13 dollars in 2014. As of 2017, minimum hourly rate is $15/hr.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.