Boston College has raised the minimum hourly pay rate for its Dining Services positions to $16.50, effective May 27, the University has announced.
Approximately two-thirds of employees in the department will receive a wage increase as a result of the decision, including cashiers, food service workers, general service workers and others. The wage increase represents a significant investment in BC Dining Services personnel, and comes as a result of the University’s ongoing examination of market competiveness for its Dining Services employees.
“Our Dining Services staff are among the unsung heroes on campus who make a real impact here at Boston College,” said David Trainor, vice president for human resources. “In arriving at this decision, we wanted to be sure to adequately recognize the many contributions our Dining Services employees provide on a daily basis to Boston College and our students.”
Patricia Bando, associate vice president of auxiliary services, thanked BC’s Human Resources Compensation Team for embarking on the study, which compared BC Dining hourly compensation rates to other university food service operations in Boston.
“This study provided assurance that our Dining Services job pay rates are highly competitive,” said Bando. “One of the positive outcomes of the study is a new entry-level hire rate of $16.50, which exceeds or is in line with other university food service operations. We are proud of the talents that each member of our department brings to the workplace and the contributions they make that help position Boston College as a collegiate leader in food services.”
BC employees affected by the decision will receive a personal written communication from Human Resources specifying the details of their wage increase.
“It is always a pleasure to recognize and reward people for doing good work,” said Trainor. “I am grateful to the University for making this investment in our Dining Services staff.”