Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.74
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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Joliet Junior College
EN-7: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kerri O'Shea
Student Athlete Retention Specialist
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The 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:

Our orientation is a presentation that embodies our institutional history as well as standard operating procedures. The 3 hour orientation is offered every few weeks. Each department has a guest speaker representing their area. Different areas discuss and identify their impact on the institution. The following departments have speakers: Alumni/Resource Development, Student Development/Enrollment Management, Information Technology, Financial Services, Business & Auxiliary Services, Early Childhood Center, Campus Police, Library, Sustainability, Facility Services.

We have an individual who specifically will present during a portion of the orientation and speak directly on sustainability. Highlights include:
*Each department plays a role in creating a sustainable campus--sustainability is a collaborative effort-- and we inform our new employees of our active involvement by sharing our sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community.
*New staff are also given information about current and future building projects, which are all LEED-certified, and about sustainability committees they can join.
*We also include a grab bag with JJC materials for our new employees, including a reusable lunch container.
*We inform everyone about our website and where to find all of the active information involving our sustainability initiatives through our campus and community. We direct everyone not only to our website but social media networks where we reference our collaborative efforts through facebook, flicker, twitter, media and our school paper. We encourage faculty/staff to submit their own personal stories online of sustainability efforts as well. New employees are encouraged to join the Sustainability Initiatives Committee and they are given information regarding meeting dates and times.

This sparks the conversation when approaching sustainability through economic, social and environmental options we practice as an institution. This allows for us to create a sustainability starting point for our new employees to enter the conversation and join our sustainability efforts.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new employee orientation is available:

Note that 100 % of our Faculty/Staff both part time and full time are highly encouraged to partake in orientation. It is an open invitation to attend but is not mandatory. Faculty also have a separate orientation that reviews the same information so if they are unable to attend the New Employee Orientation the information is covered in their Faculty Orientation.

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