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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 Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeanhee Keyek
Executive Assistant
Office of Human Resources
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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:

The Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, as charged by President Tilghman in January 2012, as a component of its work, explored the quality of the employee experience at Princeton. In support of this effort, in partnership the Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources administered confidential online surveys in October 2012. Questions spanned the following topics as examples -
• Contentment with overall work experience
• Satisfaction with the work itself
• Princeton University and its leadership
• Diversity and inclusion
• Health, safety, and physical conditions
• Respectful treatment
• One’s immediate manager(s)
• One’s department
• Communications
• Teamwork
• Reward and recognition for high quality performance
• Performance management
• Compensation, benefits, and job security
• Professional development and advancement opportunities

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

Following the survey, customized results by unit were created, distributed and reviewed with each senior leader and in many instances, their leadership teams. Action was then taken within the units to address their specific results where they placed priority for improvements.

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:

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.