Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Arie Weidemaier
Graduate Fellow
Campus Sustainability
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
100

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

Boise State offers every new employee an opportunity to participate in the ONE Boise State orientation, a 4-hour orientation covering the university’s history, shared values, organizational culture, and key employee resources. During the half day event, the Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Compliance Specialist provides a 5-10 minute presentation on the campus' sustainability efforts and distributes handout information. Also during this time, other designated university staff provide information on campus safety, health services, wellness, and the university’s CARE Team services. Each of these additional topics have been identified as supporting the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is further detailed in the “Data source(s) and notes about the submission (public):” section below. Print materials distributed during in person orientations include safety information, details for downloading a mobile safety app, Cycle Learning Center brochure, and a trial pass to the university’s Rec center. During the online version of the orientation, new employees are shown a video about the department and opportunities to be involved.


Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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A 100% of new Boise State regular employees are invited to attend the ONE Boise State orientation. Exceptions to this are temporary workers, event workers, and student employees. However, the orientation is open to any interested individual, including supervisors and other long-term employees. While the orientation is offered to all new employees, attendance can vary as a result of the academic calendar. Currently, Human Resources averages 10-15 employees participating in the ONE orientation every two weeks. Other factors that have impacted participation includes, COVID and the hiring freeze instituted by the state.
Inclusion of campus safety, health services, wellness, and the university’s CARE Team services information in this credit is based on the Goals and Targets established in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda).

CARE Team relates to Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere - 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable; Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture - 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round; Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages - 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Campus Safety related to Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels - 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.

Health Services relates to Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages - 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
Wellness relates to Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages - 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

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