Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

Sustainability is included in the New Employee Orientation (NEO) presentation to newly hired benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Information about Arizona State University’s mission and goals is presented via printed materials, a PowerPoint presentation, video, and the web. At NEO, the sustainability information is distributed in printed materials: “A New American University” booklet, “Pocket Change,” and a flyer containing important University web addresses. Sustainability information is also presented within the PowerPoint presentation when we talk about the University’s goals and objectives; it is viewed in the “ASU Challenges” video (www.asuchallenges.com) as part of our teaching, research, and business practices; and it is viewed on the web as we review Arizona State University’s 8 design aspirations (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu) and “the challenges before us” (www.asuchallenges.com) which include “How do we create a sustainable way of life?” The NEO presenter also “models” sustainable business practices by providing printed materials as two-sided copies and by directing new employees to refill reusable water bottles at the drinking fountains and to use the recycling baskets.

New Employee Orientation is presented at least twice per month for newly hired benefits-eligible faculty and staff at Arizona State University. About 1,200 new employees attend NEO each year.

The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

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