Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Carson
Director, Campus Sustainability Office
FS - Energy & Sustainability
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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):

Sustainability is referenced in the Engaged Cornell section of a “This is Cornell” resource document that is made available to new hires in the Center.
A new Cornell employee's first day on the job is completely different now than it was even a year ago, thanks to the new Cornell Onboarding Center, which provides a "one-stop" service that takes the place of visiting various campus offices to conduct the business of becoming a Cornell employee. This allows new employees to complete required paperwork; activate a Cornell NetID and email account; receive a staff photo ID; select parking and transportation options; review benefits information; and enter personal data into the university's database, thus eliminating the complexity of coming to campus multiple times and stopping at the various locations on campus. We are now offering all new employees the choice of a Cornell reusable water bottles or coffee mug when they visit the Onboarding Center to encourage reuse behavior from day one.

Links related to sustainability were recently added to several pages within Cornell’s Human Resources home pages. Additional linking is planned under an initiative of Cornell’s People Team. These pages provide important resources to prospective, new and existing employees.

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