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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Erin Stanforth
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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Has the institution conducted an employee satisfaction and engagement survey or other evaluation that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample:
100

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

In support of its Strategic Plan, Quest for Distinction, VCU developed the Great Place Initiative. Its goal is for all people who are part of VCU to experience the university as a great place to learn, work and live.

VCU administered a climate survey, focus groups and town halls to evaluate employee satisfaction and engagement.


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

Upon receiving the results from the survey, focus groups and town halls, VCU committed to the following:

- Assessment of current programs;
- Planning of programs, policies and benefits;
- Modify/develop existing/new programs; and,
- Implement new programs and policies


The year the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation was last administered:
2,013

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.