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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 51.80
Liaison John Arendt
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sheryl Van Gruensven
Director, Human Resources
Business and Finance
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of employees:
713

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
713

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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

The entire compensation philosophy for the university can be viewed here:
https://www.uwgb.edu/hr/compworkloadstudy/CompPhilosophy.pdf


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
713

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

A very in-depth analysis of compensation practices was conducted by an external contractor for the University in 2013. Details can be found here: https://www.uwgb.edu/hr/compworkloadstudy/


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

UW-Green Bay adheres to all federal and state laws on minimum wage. In addition, on the UW_Green Bay campus, the lowest pad workers are ensured equity in compensation through annual comparisons of prevailing wages against the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce wage survey. Comparisons area also drawn between the UW-Green Bay campus and other campuses in the University of Wisconsin system, both those in closer proximity to Green Bay for a regional snapshot, aw well as to those of a similar size (students/faculty/staff) from across the state.


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

Same as above, but for part-time positions, comparison are pulled to full-time workers in the same positions to monitor pay equity.


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

Same as above.


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

Same as 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):

Follows all federal and state guidelines for compensation.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 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?:
No

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:

For the purposes of this submission, we are categorizing 'contractors' as vendors providing services to campus such as a repaving company repairing our parking lots. Currently, those contractors are not included in this summary. All contracts awarded to vendors follow state-mandated guidlines regarding bid pricing and award processes.

Included in our employee number are "LTEs" - limited-term employees that encompass people on short-term contracts, lecturers and other non-permanent jobs.

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.