Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Gloria Gruber
Sr. Director, People & Organizational Effectiveness
AVP-HR:Human Resources
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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:
CMU's Weekly Onboarding Sessions and New Hire Orientation include a range of topics, several of which reflect our commitment to multiple dimensions of sustainability and additional resources are available on various CMU webpages for new staff and faculty members. Weekly Onboarding Sessions These comprehensive sessions address onboarding tasks and campus services. During the Parking & Transportation section, biking, public transportation, and carpooling are highlighted to encourage alternative transportation commutes.  Wellness programming is also outlined, including the that faculty and staff members and their household members have access to CMU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).    New Hire Orientation Since these weekly onboarding sessions focus on boarding tasks, new employees are still encouraged to attend the monthly New Hire Orientation to learn more about personal and workplace safety and security, university policies, CMU’s mission and culture and the additional benefits of being a CMU employee. The presentation articulates that Carnegie Mellon places importance on fostering diversity and a spirit of inclusion and emphasizing the power of creativity and innovation across the university—from academic and research programs in art and technology to staff positions in finance and administration.   We believe a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. Staff learn about the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA).  CMWA is open to all women associated with the university including staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, and wives/partners and friends of staff, faculty, administrators, and trustees.  CMWA celebrates the diversity and achievements of women at Carnegie Mellon while building a greater sense of community life on campus. Representatives from CMU’s Fitness Recreation Staff discuss CMU’s commitment to being a healthy workplace, which includes providing resources to help employees manage personal and work-life issues. Finally, since 2013, new employee orientation has included a walking tour of campus that highlights green aspects of the university operations led by student ambassadors.

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