Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.78
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
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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):
Mason currently covers a number of sustainability topics in new employee orientation including flexible work options such as telework, commuter choice (up to $225 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).

During new employee orientation, recycling and overall sustainability initiatives are addressed. Trainers encourage new employees to support the Patriot Packout program (a recycling effort to reduce waste from student move-out) and encourage employees to volunteer and contribute with School Assistance and Volunteer Service leave (community service), provided by Mason as an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data for FY17.

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