Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The University Employee Orientation includes both the broad accomplishments and importance of sustainability here at CSU. Informational materials from the Campus Energy Coordinator are provided, regarding: energy, water and resource conservation opportunities for employees. Information includes "Ideas to Save Electricity", recycling guidelines, and general sustainability practices here at CSU. The Alternative Transportation Manager also provides information about the free transit passes available to all faculty and staff, the Guaranteed Ride Home program through Parking Services and other resources for transportation options. Maps and brochures are available on bicycling routes and transit information. Every new CSU employee receives a direct personal phone call from Transportation Services regarding alternative transportation options. Additionally, the Campus Recreation Center provides information on health and wellness opportunities open to faculty and staff.

Building Proctors receive sustainability training during the Tier 3 training session. And, the information is open and available to anyone via the Building Proctor resources webpage.

Environmental Health and Safety delivers mandatory safety and sustainability related training to new lab users through its website.

New employees in Facilities Management receive sustainability education information. The Campus Energy Coordinator provides information and examples of the ways Facilities Management employees are the “Faces of Conservation” and “ambassadors” of sustainability practices. Discussion includes basic energy conservation practices, how-to recycle right, professional development opportunities, and tips and encouragement to utilize alternative transportation options.

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