Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Total number of employees:
6,338

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
6,338

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Procurement Process Certification Training

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
The Procurement Process Certification Training includes a session on green procurement covering Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Guidelines. The goal of this program is to educate and empower employees in making environmentally, economically and socially conscious purchasing decisions, through peer-to-peer education. Upon completion of this training, employees are furnished with knowledge, materials and resources allowing them to convey awareness and guidance to coworkers within their respective departments.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
All ISU employees directly purchasing items, through p-card transaction, or making decisions/recommendations/preferences of what items, or item specifications to prioritize when making purchases.

Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
40

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
1.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
3,120

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
WellBeing Champions

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
WellBeing Champions, serve as an inspirational voice for the university regarding employee health, well-being and work-life balance. They serve as a resource to promote ISU WellBeing and support employees on their journey toward better well-being and engagement. Goals for the WellBeing Champions include: Increase communication. Increase communication throughout ISU about ISU WellBeing resources, specifically in the area in which you work. 2. Increase program enthusiasm. Generate excitement about Adventure2 by actively encouraging co-workers participation. 3. Improve programming satisfaction. Provide insight and direction on employee needs and interests by reviewing data and feedback. 4. Know the pulse of your environment and provide feedback to ISU WellBeing.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
All Iowa State University faculty and staff.

Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
16

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
1,664

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
Although not specifically focused just on sustainability, a beneficial partnership has been formed with University Building Supervisors toward enhancing awareness of sustainability processes, procedures and policies within campus buildings and encouraging increased dialogue around issues of sustainability. Each building at Iowa State University has an appointed building supervisor which acts a resource and serves as critical liaison for facilities-related activities between building occupants and Facilities Planning and Management staff. Building supervisors (faculty or staff) provide education, awareness, support and guidance to their building occupants in operational areas including, but not limited to: •Communicating service interruptions or outages •Establishing building hours of operation •Communicating maintenance, custodial or grounds needs or concerns •Approve access to exterior doors. •Sustainability practices and opportunities including energy conservation and recycling and waste diversion. Building Supervisors are appointed by their representative alliances. Supervisors meet annually with Facilities Planning and Management for orientation and training and on an as-needed basis determined by both the building supervisors and Facilities Planning and Management.

Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
125

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
6,500

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
11,284

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.78

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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