Santa Clara University

sustainability at scu

Human Resources

Please also visit the Department of Human Resources web site.

  • moneySustainable Compensation

    The University uses the City of San Jose, California living wage rates for "with health benefits" and "without health benefits". The contracts between the University and the custodial and dining services contractors states, "As a minimum the Contractor shall pay the wages, salaries and medical benefits defined by the "living wage with benefits/without benefits" or the wages and medical benefit rates defined by the contractor's union agreement, whichever is higher, to their employees performing services under their contract."

    Normally, the City of San Jose, CA, when deemed appropriate, raises the living wage rate on or about July 1 of each year. It then updates its web site. If the rates is increased, the University will compare the living wage to the current contract agreement wages rates to ensure the contractor abides by this policy.;

    Since a comprehensive salary study for regular SCU employees was conducted in 2008, Human Resources continues to monitor local area salary ranges and increases SCU salary ranges to the degree necessary to maintain that level.

  • williman roome ventStaff Professional Development in Sustainability

    Human Resources and the Office of Sustainability partner to offer quarterly professional development opportunities related to sustainability. Past workshops have been about sustainable holidays, preserving home-grown vegetables, and re-purposing household items.
  • pvd11wastebinsSustainability in New Employee Orientation

    All new employees receive information about waste diversion on campus, whether it is through New Faculty Orientation in the fall, or New Staff Orientation year-round.

  • exerciseEmployee Wellness Program

    Santa Clara offers faculty, staff, and their dependents access to a full range of emotional health services provided by United Behavioral Health. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of confidential personal counseling, legal assistance, and financial consultation.  

    Santa Clara University encourages all faculty and staff to use the Fitness and Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, and the Tennis Center to improve their personal health and well-being. Access to these facilities is free for faculty, staff, and their spouses; fitness classes are available for a nominal charge.  

    Human Resources also regularly provides professional development opportunities related to work-life balance.