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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 3.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
11.40 US/Canadian $

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

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?:
150 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 :

The lowest paid, full time employee at the University of Connecticut makes an annual salary of $30,632. Assuming 52 35-hour work weeks (UConn employees work 35hrs/week), this comes does to $16.83/hour.

The lowest paid, part-time employee at UConn makes an annual salary of $19,471. Assuming 52 25-hour work weeks, this comes down to $14.97/hour.

A full list of benefits can be found at http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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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)?:
No

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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UConn is a public institution and is subject to various state and federal laws that ensure sustainable compensation. We are in a high income, high cost of living state, so this is somewhat subjective.

Due to the sheer number of contractors at an institution as large as UConn, contractors were tracked through HR special payroll.

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.