Nonprofit Employer Benefits Survey Questions

Nonprofit Employer Benefits Survey Questions

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The confidential employer survey consists of 51 questions providing a comprehensive analysis of benefits policies. Answers count for 1/6 of a participating organization's overall 100 Best score.

 

Health & wellness:


    1. Does the organization offer a health insurance plan to employees? (Yes/No)
    2. If yes, what percentage of the employee's premium does the employer pay? (% or NA)
    3. Can employees cover their spouse and children? (Yes/No)
    4. If employees can cover a spouse and children, what percentage of the premium for these family members does the employer pay? (% or NA)
    5. Does the organization offer dental insurance? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    6. Coverage for vision? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    7. Coverage for mental health care? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    8. Coverage for alternative care (chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathy, etc.)? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    9. Does the organization offer fitness and wellness programs? (Yes and employer pays at least half of cost/Yes but employee pays most of cost/Not offered)
    10. Does the organization offer life insurance? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    11. Does the organization offer short-term disability insurance? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    12. Does the organization offer long-term disability insurance? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)
    13. Does the organization offer long-term care insurance? (Yes and employer pays at least half of premium/Yes but employee pays most of premium/Not offered)

Time off:


    1. How does your organization handle vacation and sick leave?

      A. Vacation and sick leave are offered separately
            • How many paid holidays do employees receive per year?

            • How many paid vacation days do employees receive after 1 year of service?

            • What is the maximum number of vacation days employees can receive? (Do not include days accrued/rolled over from prior years)

            • How many days of paid sick leave do employees receive per year?


      B. Vacation and sick leave are combined in a Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
            • How many PTO days plus paid holidays do employees receive after 1 year of service?

             • What is the maximum number of PTO days plus paid holidays employees receive? (Do not include days accrued/rolled over from prior years)


      C. Does not offer paid vacation

Scheduling at work:


    1. Are most employees permitted to work flexible or compressed schedules? (Yes/No)
    2. Are most employees permitted to telecommute or work from home? (Yes/No)
    3. Are employees granted paid time off for volunteer community service? (Yes/No)
    4. Can employees donate paid time off to other employees in need? (Yes/No)

Work/Family benefits:


    1. Do employees receive paid maternity leave beyond short-term disability or paid time off? (Yes/No)
    2. Do employees receive paid paternity leave beyond short-term disability or paid time off? (Yes/No)
    3. Does the organization provide financial assistance for the adoption of a child? (Yes/No)
    4. Does the organization subsidize employees' child care expenses or provide child care on-site? (Yes/No)
    5. Do employees have the opportunity to set aside pre-tax income in a cafeteria-style Section 125 flexible spending plan for qualified child care or dependent care expenses? (Yes/No)
    6. If yes, does the employer contribute to the plan? (Yes/No/NA)
    7. Does the organization offer a cafeteria-style Section 125 plan for unreimbursed medical, dental, or other qualified health-related expenses? (Yes/No)
    8. If yes, does the employer contribute to the plan? (Yes/No/NA)
    9. Does the organization subsidize employees' transportation expenses? (Yes/No)

Retirement plans:


    1. Does the employer make or match contributions to the employee's tax-qualified retirement plan? (Yes/No)
    2. If the employer automatically contributes regardless of employee contributions, such as with a pension plan, what percentage of employees' annual salary does the employer contribute to retirement plans? (for example, 5%)
    3. If the employer matches employee deferrals to retirement plans, such as with 401Ks:
      a. Up to what percentage of salary will the employer match employee contributions? (for example, 3%)
      b. What is the rate of match on those contributions? (if 50 cents on the dollar, answer 50%; if rate is tiered or variable answer assuming that employee defers maximum)

Workforce & organizational culture:


    1. Does the organization offer college tuition reimbursement to employees? (Yes/No)
    2. Does the organization offer paid or unpaid sabbaticals to employees? (Paid/Unpaid/No)
    3. What percentage of the organization's senior management is female?
    4. What percentage of the organization's senior management is racial/ethnic minorities?
    5. Does the organization have a written non-discrimination policy? (Yes/No)


Sustainable practices

      (This portion of the survey will be used to create the rankings for the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon announced in June 2013)


      Please indicate to what degree your organization’s Oregon sites support and promote the following sustainable practices: (No, not at this time / Under consideration / In process / partially done / Yes, fully implemented)


    1. Comprehensive sustainability policy with statement of clear goals
    2. Measurement of sustainability progress and sharing results internally and externally
    3. Employee rewards and recognition for efforts toward sustainability goals
    4. Recycling of paper, glass, metals, packaging and other materials
    5. Water conservation, such as low-flow plumbing and native-plant landscaping
    6. Waste reduction, such as composting, reuse of materials, and minimal packaging
    7. Use of non-toxic and natural materials in products, services and in the workplace
    8. Sustainable purchasing, such as renting/borrowing instead of owning and selecting products with less environmental impact
    9. Alternatives to single-occupancy-vehicle commuting, such as public transit passes, carpools, telecommuting, walking and/or bicycling
    10. Purchases or directly utilizes renewable power and/or carbon offsets
    11. Energy efficiency and conservation, such as turning off unused equipment and using compact- fluorescent/LED bulbs and high efficiency appliances
    12. Sustainable facilities, such as LEED-certified buildings, weatherizing, remodeling with recycled/green materials, installation of solar panels, use of eco-roofs, etc.
    13. Environmental stewardship, such as re-planting trees, restoring natural habitat, cleaning up pollution or supporting environmental organizations
    14. Buying local materials, supplies, services, etc.
    15. Use of supply chain vendors and service providers who practice sustainability
    16. If there is anything about your organization.s sustainability policies, not covered above, that you would like to add? (optional)

Additional Comments


  1. Please type or paste your organization's official mission statement here (optional)
  2. What unique or special benefits do you offer employees and volunteers that make your organization a great place to work? (optional)

 

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