Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2018
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James Madison University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Richard Larson
AVP for HR, Training and Performance
Human Resources
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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, organized by the JMU Center for Faculty Innovation, is held each August for all entering faculty members. The Office of Environmental Stewardship is among multiple units that host booths at the New Faculty Orientation Resource Fair. The OESS disseminates information 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).

Connections Day, hosted by JMU Human Resources, is designed to build community and engage new employees at all levels and classification in learning more about the university and its mission. The program includes interactive presentations, activities, and discussions designed to:
-Strengthen their connection to the JMU community by meeting and networking with new colleagues from across the university
-Gain an understanding of the university’s mission, values and strategic plan and how employees contribute to JMU’s vision of becoming the national model of the engaged university
-Discover JMU’s history and how it influences our campus culture
-Hear about resources that support their career development
-Learn about campus activities, discounts, benefits and services available to them as a JMU employee

These half-day events are held at least four times a year for new faculty and staff. New employees are strongly encouraged to attend this event. The OESS is one of multiple units that host booths during the Perks Fair, which is part of Connections Day. OESS staff interact with new employees to discuss environmental stewardship and sustainability. Focal points of discussion include the culture, progress, tool/resources, and policy.

Sustainability information is also included in the Classified Staff Handbook, which is 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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Responsible party for employees hired: Mr. Richard Larson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Training and Performance.

Responsible party for employees hired: Mr. Richard Larson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Training and Performance.

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