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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
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.44 / 1.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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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):
44

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

CEUI and AFSCME union members established the “Something’s Happening” Committee (SHC) in 2008.
The committee was comprised of the following members:
Allison Cartwright, Office of Diversity and Equity
Christopher Casa, Police Department
Kimberly Fearney, Office of Audit, Compliance, and Ethics
Leslie Gemme, AAUP
Christine Harvey, Military Sciences
Pam Heath-Johnston, Human Resources
Kathleen Holgerson, Women’s Center
Keith Hood, Labor Relations
Leslie Maddocks, CEUI
Vicki Magley, Psychology Department
Dana McGee, Office of Diversity and Equity
Carol Millette, AFSCME
Donna Munroe, Human Resources and Payroll Services
Annie Noonan, UCPEA
Rachel Rubin, Office of Audit, Compliance, and Ethics
Rianne Savage, CEUI
Cara Workman, UCPEA
This committee issued an informal Workplace Civility Climate survey in 2009, and another in 2012. In the 2012 survey, 4000 permanent UConn employees participated under the direction of the Department of Psychology. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were done on the collective responses of 44% of our employees (N=2125)


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

The Office of Institutional Equity (formerly Office of Diversity and Equity) conducts training sessions for faculty, staff, and graduate students. There are several training sessions each year, including 14 remaining in 2016, that address Diversity Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention.
In 2016, the university also hired Joelle A. Murchison as Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. She will report directly to the president and lead the University’s Diversity Council in efforts to review and assess the effectiveness of UConn’s diversity and inclusion programs


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