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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.07 / 3.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Number of employees:
10,670

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
7,362.30

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:
24

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

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

MU completed the Staff Job Title and Salary Study in 2014 which assessed staff job titles (except service/maintenance job titles) in an effort to consolidate jobs with comparable responsibilities into a single global title as well as ensure sustainable and fair compensation is given to all employees. An internally equitable and externally competitive compensation and classification system for enhanced recruitment and retention of staff was developed through the study. The study reviewed and evaluated over 1,600 job titles affecting over 5,700 campus employees. Using a new Global Grading System (GGS), market data was collected and pay ranges developed to create a new compensation structure.

Human Resource Services runs regular reports to ensure employees are paid into the ranges of their official job title. If an employee is paid below the minimum of the range for the title, then HRS works with departments to ensure the employee is moved up into the range.

HRS also ensures that no employee is paid less than the Federal or State minimum wage rate, whichever is higher and most favorable to the employee. Currently, the Missouri minimum wage is $7.65/hr.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
7,362.30
+ Date Revised: March 16, 2015

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

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

The standard that we used was the MIT Living Wage Calculator for Boone County, Missouri. The living wage assessed for this area is $17.08/hour for two adults and two children.

+ Date Revised: March 16, 2015

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

Employees at the University of MO are paid no less than $7.65/hour.
The University currently has three salary plans for staff titles all of which pay above the minimum wage:
SALARY PLAN GRADE MINIMUM WAGE RATE
S/M 1 $ 8.93/hour
GGS 1 $ 7.65/hour
PAT 1 $ 9.27/hour

**The University of Missouri System offers a comprehensive benefit programs that gives employees flexibility with the choices involving health and financial security. The benefits offered as a part of the myTotal Rewards package include medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance programs, long term disability, educational assistance and tuition reduction


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

see above


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

Temporary, non-regular staff are not eligible for the University’s health and welfare benefits. However, these employees are paid no less than $7.65 per hour. The University’s internal temporary staffing office pays its temporary employees, at minimum, $9.00/hour.


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

see above


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

Undergraduate students are paid anywhere from $7.65/hour and up depending on the work they are performing. Graduate students are paid no less than $13.08/hour.

Student wage guidelines can be accessed here: http://hrs.missouri.edu/policies-and-procedures/pay-and-compensation/compensation-and-classification/student-wages-and-titles.php.
And additional guidance on assistantships can be found at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/docs/Salary%20Wage%20FY14_60313_final.pdf


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.65 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:

Employee numbers obtained from the Office of Institutional Research.

Study numbers obtained from Teresa Long, Human Resource Services.

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.