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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 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Syvlia Curran
Wellbeing and Development Advisor
HR
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Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:
Yes

Percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):
100

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

An employee satisfaction survey was undertaken in 2012, this underpinned a 5 year staff wellbeing plan with "check-in" surveys undertaken periodically throughout the 5-year period. Representative samples are attained by emailing the entire staff population.
A survey of all research staff was undertaken in 2016, and details can be found here - https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/research/uccresearcherstrategy/survey/
There are opportunities for staff to feedback via the staff wellbeing advisor and staff wellbeing seminars that take place throughout the year.


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

A comprehensive 5 year staff wellbeing plan 2012-2017 was developed following the 2012 survey and implemented. The staff wellbeing agenda features in UCC overall strategic plan 2017-2022. In addition, UCC recently applied for, and were awarded, the KeepWell mark from IBEC - Ireland's largest lobby group representing Irish business both domestically and internationally. The KeepWell Mark is an evidence-based accreditation
and award which recognises work that organisations undertake to to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, http://www.thekeepwellmark.ie/Ibec/KWMSC.nsf/vPages/Home~the-keepwell-mark?OpenDocument


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.