Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 1.00 Christie-Joy Hartman
Executive Director
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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):

New Faculty Orientation is held each August for all entering faculty members. The Office of Environmental Stewardship attends and answers questions regarding instructional resources (e.g., Science On a Sphere and sustainability learning outcomes), research opportunities (i.e., summer undergraduate research funding), and other campus offices that address sustainability (e.g., Facilities Management Sustainability and Community Service Learning).

Information is also included in the Classified Staff Handbook provided to every new classified staff employee: http://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/_files/handbook-classified.pdf

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Responsible party for employees hired: Rick Larson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Training and Performance.
FY2016 information
Total: 728 new employees
AP Faculty: 90
Classified Staff: 150 (receive access to classified staff handbook)
Instructional Faculty: 100 (98 attended New Faculty Orientation in 2016)
Wage/Part-Time (all types): 388

Responsible party for new faculty orientation participation (98 attendees): Tanya Laffler, Center for Faculty Innovation

numerator- 150 classified staff + 98 faculty= 248
denominator- 728 (total new hires)

Data entered by Melissa Altman.

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