Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Leslie Schill
University Planner
Capital Projects and Planning
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The data was gathered as part of the Tompkins County Housing Survey provided by the Danter Study in 2015.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 60.20
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 11.80
Vanpool or carpool 6.40
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 17.50
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 4.10
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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

Cornell also has computing guidelines for telecommuters who need to access Cornell's network and computing resources remotely.

According to survey results, 35% of employees reported telecommuting. Specifically, 16% of full-time, non-exempt employees and 40 % of full-time, exempt employees. Survey data compiled from the 2012 Sloan Foundation Cornell Employee Survey, and HR Leads.

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