Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.33
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2024

STARS v2.2

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 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:
The Cornell HR Services and Transitions Center is a "one-stop" in-person and virtual service for a new Cornell employee's first day on the job to conduct the business of becoming a Cornell employee. This allows new employees to complete required documentation; 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 (or at all!) and stopping at the various locations on campus. Sustainability is referenced in the Intro to Cornell materials made available to new hires in the center and online. The welcome message from Cornell's Vice President for Human Resources includes our university Core Values which incorporate the pillars of sustainability.


We incorporate sustainability into our 7 Dimensions of Wellbeing Model for the University. https://hr.cornell.edu/culture/wellbeing Download the Employee Wellbeing at Cornell Resources Guide booklet and click on the “environmental” section to see the resources we’ve compiled in one place to help support more sustainable practices on campus. New hires receive information about the Employee Wellbeing at Cornell model and related resources.

Sustainability has been incorporated in Cornell Human Resources Employee Wellbeing Update newsletter that goes out every other week to all existing employees.

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
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