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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics (0-100):
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

A new-employee orientation is held from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM each Payroll Friday throughout the year, to educate new staff. Additionally, in the summer (this year it was August 20th and August 21st) there is a more extensive new faculty orientation. Sections and topics included in staff orientation involve sustainability aspects designated in the earth charter. These employee orientations have areas focused on the following sustainable aspects:

Environmental Health and Safety
Diversity awareness
Equal opportunity for people with disabilities,
Sustainable Global Partnerships
Health Care Counseling/Health Enhancement Program

All new employees are required to attend an orientation. Additionally, they are given information on how to get involved with the campus community through cultural or learning communities. Included in these communities is our environmentally focused living and learning community, EcoHouse.


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