Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Columbia University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sona Joshi
Sr. Manager, Learning & Devt.
CU 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?:
Yes

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

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):
75% or more

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

Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, and Title IX training program includes training on diversity and sexual harassment that’s mandatory for all employees,

Environmental Health and Safety offers training and certifications in Biological Safety, Controlled Substances, Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials and Sustainability, Laboratory and Research Safety, Occupational Safety, and Radiation and Laser Safety. There is also an online training option through the RASCAL system.

Environmental Stewardship works with any faculty, staff, student, or department interested in receiving training on sustainability issues from recycling, energy efficiency and more. Columbia offered a LEED intro course to all interested employees for free to learn more about the LEED green building process.

All job positions must be openly posted; internal mobility policy or managing staff lateral transfers and promotions.


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):

n/a


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) :
0

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