STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that take proactive steps to ensure that their lowest paid workers earn a sustainable compensation. Student workers are not covered by this credit.
  • Environmental Benefits: Poverty, or the inability of current generations to meet their needs, is a sustainability challenge even in developed countries such as the United States and Canada. BY providing employees sustainable wages, a university or college can enfranchise its entire workforce so that each individual can contribute positively and productively to the community. 
  • Scoring: Institution may earn the maximum of 8 points available for this credit when all employees working on campus – both employees of the institution and those of contractors operating on site receive sustainable compensation. 

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Sustainable Compensation

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit by ensuring that the lowest paid workers earn a sustainable compensation.

There are currently a total of 498 employees working on campus (including contractors), all of which the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation. The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable was in 2010.

All regular employees are paid above minimum wage.  Salaries for campus employees are reviewed regularly by the respective collective bargaining units and adjustments are made as necessary to maintain appropriate compensation. 

Information Received From:

Anna Pavin: Associate Vice President, Human Resources