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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 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.03 / 3.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.10 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
99.50

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):
0

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?:
100 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 :

For regular employees, total compensation (Source: https://uwaterloo.ca/human-resources/support-employees/benefits) includes:
o Extended health care benefit designed to help cover the cost of necessary health care expenses which are not covered by OHIP. Benefit includes prescription drug coverage, paramedical services, hospital/ambulance coverage and medical equipment/supplies.
o Dental benefit is designed to help cover the cost of necessary dental care expenses. Benefit includes basic, major restorative and orthodontic services.
o Disability benefits are designed to provide you with income continuation during periods of illness or injury.
o Life insurance provides protection and security for you and your family in event of death. Coverage includes basic life and optional life for employees, and Optional Spousal Life.
o Tuition benefit provides encouragement and financial assistance to employees and eligible retirees wishing to take education programs for themselves or their eligible children


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