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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.76
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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George Washington University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shannon Ross
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted an employee satisfaction and engagement survey or other evaluation that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample:

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:

GW regularly participates in The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For Survey. The Great Colleges to Work For Program - sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC, a leader in assessing workplace quality, provides senior-level administrators and academic leaders with insights on the quality of the workplace experience and the competitiveness of their workplace policies.

GW utilizes the expanded survey options in order to increase the survey population to a larger random sample of all GW employees, ensuring statistical significance of responses. GW also pays for in-depth reporting on the responses, in order to fully utilize this survey as the primary measure for employee satisfaction at GW.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):

GW requested the full set of reports from the survey in order to drill down into the data and better understand employee feedback. The data was shared with the HR leadership to inform strategic planning moving forward.

The year the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation was last administered:

The website URL where information about the institution’s employee satisfaction and engagement assessment is available:

GW recently received the AWLP Seal of Distinction for 2015, for the third year in a row. Details can be found at https://hr.gwu.edu/work-life-and-wellness-awards

In fall 2014 GW received the Washington Business Journal's Healthiest Employers award. More details at: http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/gw-among-healthiest-employers-washington

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