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.