• Employees

Operational Impact

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level

Permanent Employees: Low Income Areas (OI8266)

Number of people employed by the organization who reside in low income areas as of the end of the reporting period. This is the sum of all paid full-time and part-time employees residing in low income areas.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Permanent Employees: Low Income Areas (OI8266). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details on the assessment tools used to identify low income employees. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the number of unique low income individuals employed by the organization in full- or part-time roles at the point in time defined by the reporting end date. This metric excludes Temporary Employees (OI9028).
  • The population classified as low income includes all those who fall below a fixed threshold, and is inclusive of those classified as poor or very poor. Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of employees, organizations will likely have to use specific assessment tools to report on this accurately. See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help determine the absolute poverty level of individuals and households.