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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 3.00 Jessica Noonan
Director of HR
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.09 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100):
71

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):
1

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 :

Saint Joseph's College strives to ensure that all compensation/benefit practices are fair and equitable.

The lowest paid part time employees (specifically adjunct faculty) are eligible for benefits based upon the definition of the ACA. These employees are also eligible to contribute to the College's pension plan.

Saint Joseph's College engaged in a comprehensive FLSA status analysis in preparation for last year's anticipated Department of Labor change. Position descriptions were confirmed and analyzed to determine if the current FLSA status was correct, and if so, any salaries needing to be raised to the pending minimum of $47, 476 for the exempt status were increased. Although the anticipated DOL changes did not go into effect, the College proceeded with increasing salaries and as needed to demonstrate its commitment to an equitable wage. This analysis was broad in scope and included the lowest wage earners.


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:

Strategic Plan, Goal 6: Saint Joseph's College will be recognized as a "Best Place To Work"

While Saint Joseph’s College is blessed with a wonderful history and a singular setting, our most valuable asset are the members of the College community. Our recognition of this reality and our deep appreciation for what each one of us contributes to the college’s learning community and to our engagement with students is reflected in our
governance and decision-making systems, our personnel policies, our opportunities for personal and professional growth, and our compensation and reward and recognition plans. Saint Joseph’s faculty and staff are more than simply “motivated.” They are “engaged” in the important work that makes Saint Joseph’s a strong institution today
and an even stronger one tomorrow and are proud of their membership in the College community.


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)?:
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A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.