Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.43
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2013
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Nova Scotia Community College
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janet Byrne
Director Human Resources
Human Resources
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:
NSCC has a prescriptive New Employee Orientation program, for all new employees of the College. Orientation activities are organized into time periods including the new employee’s first day, first week, first month, and beyond. Activities during these periods are structured such that new employees learn about the culture and various institutional priorities. Through the process of becoming familiar with the Strategic Plan, the various policies, and becoming acquainted with staff and faculty, a new employee quickly learns that sustainability is a strong driving value of the NSCC. The section below is an excerpt from the “NSCC New Employee Orientation Program Overview”, Human Resources, June 2009. Orientation Objectives At the conclusion of the orientation program you should:  - Be familiar with the College’s Mission, Vision, Values  - Strategic Plan and any business plans related to your department  - Be familiar with the College’s Organizational Structure  - Be familiar with the College’s internal web sites such as: OurNSCC, MyNSCC, and any Team Sites required for your job  - Be familiar with College Policies  - Be familiar with the NSCC Occupational Health &Safety Act; know your rights and responsibilities  - Be familiar with your job description and have clear expectations of what is expected of you  - Be familiar with where your role fits within NSCC as a whole  - Have the tools, equipment and training needed for your job  - Know the physical layout of your campus/site  - Have an employee success plan  - Feel welcome, valued, and a productive member of the Team

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