Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

James Madison University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Suzanne Vance
Training Coordinator
Talent Development
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

The "Greening Your Office" workshop offered annually provides an introduction to green office best practices. Participants view short online presentations, such as, the Big Picture, Energy, the 6Rs, and Purchasing/Procurement, which were created by Dr. Maria Papadakis and Dr. Jennifer Coffman, faculty members in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. For participants enrolled through Talent Development, the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability facilitates participants viewing the modules and developing goals and plans for their offices. Approximately 25 employees per year take this course. This is 1% of JMU staff.

Recycling/Waste Management provides education, tours, and trash sorts to multiple units annually. In the last two years, units that have participated include the College of Business, the University Health Center, and Carrier Library. Over 50 employees have participated.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Funds are available through Talent Development http://www.jmu.edu/talentdevelopment/trainingfunds.shtml and an employee tuition waiver https://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/benefits/tuition-assistance/index.shtml
Staff members can use these funds for sustainability-related training.

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information about tuition waiver and professional development funds entered by Melissa Altman.

Responsible party for performance review information: Rick Larson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Training and Performance

Responsible party for professional development: Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, Talent Development

Responsible party for recycling education information: Jason Rexrode, Supervisor, Recycling/Waste Management

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