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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.

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Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Toni Umerez
Manager Total Compensation Services
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
2,932

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1,694

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:
257

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
38

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

These values represent current compensation status and offerings, as indicated by the Timeframe requirement in this credit.

Sheridan College is a unionized setting, and terms and conditions of employment are negotiated through collective bargaining processes (every 2 – 4 years on average). The 2 collective agreements are negotiated by OPSEU; therefore,there are several stakeholders and colleges that use this compensation standard. Our administrative employee’s compensation structure was developed in conjunction with a consulting firm that performed market research and custom surveys to create the compensation practices/policies

The College offers comprehensive and competitive programs of group pension, benefit plans and employee assistance programs.

For part time employees, Sheridan College maintains at least the minimum wages that is set up by the Ministry of Labour.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
1,629

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
13

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

The standard used to assess compensation was the Canadian Low Income Cut-Off (LICO; http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2011002/lico-sfr-eng.htm) for a family of four.

According to Statistics Canada, all 4 of Sheridan’s campus fall under the census metropolitan area (CMA) of Toronto. The 2011 census population of the Toronto, CMA was 5,583,064. Therefore, all campuses would be considered to be part of the “500,000 inhabitants or more” category in Table 2 of the Low income cut-offs (1992 base) before tax.

As per Table 2 (Low income cut-offs (1992 base) before tax), the 2011 Low-income cut off for a family of 4 is $43,292. For a person working 40 hours a week, this yearly wage translates to $20.81 per hour. AASHE indicates that sustainable compensation should be 120% of the low-income cut off value for a family of 4 (the additional 20% can come in the form of employee benefits). Therefore, employees without benefits should earn $24.98 ($20.81 x 1.2) in order to be earning a sustainable wage.

http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page_Map_Carte_Detail.cfm?Lang=E&G=1&Geo1=CMA&Code1=535&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1&geocode=535

http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CMA&Code1=535&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2012002/tbl/tbl02-eng.htm


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

All employees covered by collective agreements and administrative guidelines receive the same benefits etc offered within their classification. Only salary related benefits such as life, AD&D and LTD may vary.


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

All part-time employees have the option of joining the same defined benefit pension plan as FT members and receive 4% vacation pay. They are not entitled to health benefits.


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

All temporary employees are considered part-time and; therefore, also have the option of joining the same defined benefit pension plan as FT members and receive 4% vacation pay. They are not entitled to health benefits.


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 teaching (exclusive of partial load employees) or Academic Non-Teaching have the option of joining the pension plan and their hourly rates are inclusive of vacation.


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 lowest paid student employees have the option of joining the same defined benefit pension plan as FT members and receive 4% vacation pay. They are not entitled to health benefits.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
11 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?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

Contractor information was collected from various departments and combined into one figure.

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.