Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Gloria Gruber
Sr. Director, People & Organizational Effectiveness
AVP-HR:Human Resources
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

Because several of the UN Sustainable Development goals are pertinent in this context, we've categorized our staff development and training opportunities within that framework. Some of the opportunities below are also addressed in other Sections (e.g., EN-12, PA-13).

UN Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages:
Carnegie Mellon is committed to being a healthy workplace, which includes providing resources to help employees manage personal and work-life issues. Faculty and staff members and their household members have access to CMU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by GuidanceResources. See https://www.cmu.edu/hr/work-life/support/eap/index.html for more info.

We also offer Free Group X-ercise classes for CMU undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff. These classes are offered at no cost. Group X applies to current CMU faculty, students, and staff. See http://athletics.cmu.edu/fitness/groupx for additional info.

Additionally, campus wellness programs are also offered through Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives. Although student focused, staff are encouraged to participate. See https://www.cmu.edu/wellness/.

University Health Services supports the health and well-being of the CMU community, through individual clinical service, health education programs and campus initiatives. See https://www.cmu.edu/health-services/health-promotion/index.html.

UN Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) offers its members rich opportunities to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills, interact with their peers, and increase their social and cultural awareness. Osher provides its members a wide range of courses taught by members, volunteers, faculty from CMU and other regional colleges and universities, and representatives from community organizations, all eager to share their expertise and engage in dialogue with their peers. Although Osher and Carnegie Mellon University are two separate organizations they interact in many ways, enriching one another and the surrounding community they share. Osher’s membership is a reflection of the University’s commitment to nurturing individuals for a lifetime. Osher provides the University with audiences for artistic and musical performances, patronage of dining facilities, volunteers for research projects conducted by students and faculty, and an opportunity for current and retired faculty to share their passions and expertise with eager, mature students. Osher is used by CMU researchers as part of their broader impact statements on grant proposals. Membership in Osher provides CMU alumni with an opportunity to strengthen their connection with the Oakland campus. The University, instrumental in the founding of Osher’s lifetime learning program, continues to provide the Osher program with a rich cultural and educational environment, classrooms and office space, technical assistance, and many other support services. See https://www.cmu.edu/osher/ for more info.

UN Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) is open to all women associated with the university including faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff or wives/partners and friends of faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff. CMWA celebrates the diversity and achievements of women at Carnegie Mellon while building a greater sense of community life on campus. Programs include Networking Happy Hours, Lunch & Learns, Community Service and Speaker Series. See https://www.cmu.edu/cmwa/index.html for more info.

UN Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Carnegie Mellon offers competitive benefits to our over 5,000 faculty and staff, place importance on fostering diversity and a spirit of inclusion, and emphasize the power of creativity and innovation across the university—from our academic and research programs in art and technology to our staff positions in finance and administration.

UN 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
We believe a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. Likewise, it is important that the diversity of our community reflects our regional, national, and global constituencies. We are committed to creating an environment where all faculty and staff feel welcome, supported, and appreciated for their individuality. See https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/diveresity-and-inclusion for a few examples of diversity and inclusion programs and resources we offer at Carnegie Mellon.

Additionally, Staff Council provides formal and informal opportunities for staff members to get involved. Staff Council is a volunteer organization that serves as the voice for staff at CMU through policy advocacy and community involvement. See https://www.cmu.edu/staff-council/ for more info.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

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

Data sources are included in the description above.

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