Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deborah Doel-Hammond
Interim Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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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:
New employees take a set of online employee orientation courses where they learn about benefits, payroll, policies and professional development opportunities. They are also invited to an in-person mandatory employee orientation program where general conditions of employment are reviewed, benefits information is reviewed and employment related questions are answered. Representatives from the Departments of Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Payroll, and the Office of Sustainability & Facilities Management present valuable information to the employees. covering items such as emergency management, earthquake preparedness, ergonomic evaluations, proper disposal, campus and CSU commitments to sustainability, and more. New employees are also provided an orientation online file that includes additional information including recycling procedures, composting locations, battery disposal, health topics and much more. The Sustainability Office actively engages newly hired faculty and staff members via presentations, as well as by information included in new hire orientation packets. The Sustainability Office avails itself for one-on-one meetings with newly hired staff and faculty members. The Sustainability Office includes the following information in its brochures and presentations for new employees:
•Sustainability Office website, contact information, and services
•Campus composting, recycling, and waste reduction efforts, including bottled water phase-out
•Student groups that can help new hires with energy savings and waste reduction in their offices
•Zip Car, Jack Pass and alternative transportation options to and from campus
•Self-guided Sustainability Tour to learn more about campus initiatives (https://facilitymgmt.humboldt.edu/sustainability-maps-tours)

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
In addition, a phrase was added to all job descriptions housed under Administrative Affairs that suggests the following minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities: "Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties."

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