|Submission Date||May 31, 2017|
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Macalester Sustainbility Office
The Leonard Center, Macalester's athletic and wellness facility located on campus, is open to all members of the Macalester community. It includes gym lockers, showers, and bike racks for short-term bicycle storage.
Markim Hall, a LEED Platinum building, was the first administrative building to be equipped with a shower specifically for commuting cyclists. This building also has bike racks for short-term bicycle storage.
Covered bicycle parking is available on campus.
Every building on campus has access to short-term bicycle parking for all users. For students, there are two long-term bicycle storage cages available on campus.
A strategic goal of Macalester's High Winds Fund is to "Work to reduce and resolve traffic (cars, pedestrians, and cyclists), transit, and parking concerns affecting neighborhood vitality, quality, and safety.
The plan outlines several goals tactics including creating attractive, pedestrian-oriented building facades, continuing to improve pedestrian safety with the city (through ROW construction projects, and improving the pedestrian-oriented neighborhood shopping experience.
The Bike Share offers bikes from the Library circulation desk and the Sustainability Office employs a mechanic to administer and maintain the program.The metro NiceRide bikeshare program is located right next to campus too.
A variety of Metro Transit bus passes are subsidized by Macalester College and available for sale to students, faculty, and staff at the Information Desk.
Macalester promotes Metro Transit's Guaranteed Ride Home program for regular alternative commuters.
Macalester College offers preferential party for carpools and low emitting vehicles.
The Macalester College High Winds Fund supports an HOURCAR hub at the multi-modal transit hub in close proximity to campus. They support the hub through cash grants for the purchase vehicles and through reserved parking stalls for the vehicles in the pool.
Individuals or Macalester College Departments can also sign up for a departmental membership to the car sharing program.
The Civic Engagement Center is an example of a department that extensively uses the departmental membership.
Macalester has two Level 2 7 kWh electric vehicle ports and one Level 3 port that supports CHAdeMO or CCS open to Macalester students, faculty, and staff as well as the public.
Macalester offers most employees the chance to participate in telecommuting when such opportunities become available; employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement and student employees are not eligible.
Telecommuting arrangements will be considered for any situation where the employee can show that it will benefit him/herself, the work or project in progress, and the College in general.
3.11.1 FLEXIBLE HOURS AND COMPRESSED WORK WEEKS
Many employees are given the opportunity to schedule their own working hours in consultation with their supervisor, within the limitations set by Macalester, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the work unit or department.
Generally, full-time employees work 7.75 hours each day and arrive and leave within specified two-hour periods: employees may arrive anytime between 6:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., work 7.75 hours, and leave anytime between 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (allowing a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch).
Established arrival and departure times should be consistent day to day and week to week. When necessary, individual offices or departments have the option of revising these arrival/departure hours to meet specific needs with the approval of the direct report.
This optional authority includes the flexibility to schedule a compressed workweek, again with the approval of the direct report, but also subject to review by the Director of Employment Services. The Director of Employment Services will review compressed work week proposals to ensure that the following standards are met:
Arrival and departure times, and days of work, are consistent day to day and week to week; Employees are notified at the inception of the compressed work week schedule that scheduled days may not be moved to accommodate holidays or vacation scheduling
In the event a staff employee claims paid leave time (medical, vacation, regular or floating paid holidays, ect.), the time reported should be based on the usual and customary schedule had the employee worked the day
Each employee is expected to adhere to the general guidelines and to continue to meet job commitments and responsibilities. This includes taking the needs of the work group into consideration when choosing a personal work schedule. An employee is also expected to avoid disruption of others' work in arrivals, departures, and breaks.
Fair administration of the general guideline will be the responsibility of each supervisor. In addition, supervisory duties will include maintaining customer and co-workers communications, satisfactory scheduling, and group morale.
The “Walk to Work” Program, funded by Macalester’s High Winds Fund, provides financial assistance for faculty and staff members to purchase homes within one mile of campus. Those who participate in the program receive “fix up” matching grants up to $4,500 for home improvement projects.
Macalester maintains 36 housing units within a quarter mile radius of the College, through the High Winds Fund. These are available to all existing and new staff and faculty. This service has been provided for the past 56 years and we have found that the temporary, college-owned housing nearby more often than not convinces new staff and faculty to purchase permanent housing nearby.
Lastly, the High Winds Fund also provides housing information services on rental and purchase opportunities within 1 mile of campus. In addition, the College has funded car-sharing and bike-sharing hubs on campus to make living close to campus even easier.
Preferred parking is available for eligible low-emitting and electric vehicles and carpools or vanpools.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.