Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janet Walker
Work/Life Communications Coordinator
Human Resources & Payroll
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:
Yes

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

George Mason University (Mason) currently covers a number of sustainability topics in new employee orientation including flexible work options such as telework, commuter choice (up to $230 for full-time employees who utilize public transportation to get to work), Mason’s bicycle commuter program ($20 certificate good at many area bike stores if an employee rides a bike to work 8 times per month), and alternate modes of transportation (car pooling, van pooling, zimride, and zip cars.

Mason will be adding a sustainability slide to our orientation presentation that refers to recycling efforts on campus as well as other sustainability options. During orientation, trainers encourage new employees to support the Patriot Packout program (a recycling effort at the end of the academic year with Mason volunteers collecting from various drop off locations around the university) and encourage employees to volunteer and contribute with Virginia's Community Service Leave.


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