Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2021

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:
The Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, Transportation Services and Civic Engagement & Leadership participate in - and provide - several new employee orientation activities including:
-University Day - a campus-wide event to kick off the new academic year. The audience is employees, with special emphasis on new employees. Sustainability related programs featured include our Sustainability Advocates network, Green Office Certification, Green Lab Certification, newsletter signups and general education about sustainability and materials management resources. The Sustainability Office's extremely popular annual succulent plant giveaway is part of this event, promoting Green Office Certification.
-Training Days - a fall event offering training to all employees, specifically targeting new employees and featuring presentations to boost practical knowledge and introduce new employees to new policies and procedures.
-The Beaver Community Fair - a fall event that targets all newcomers to the OSU campus but primarily emphasizes student engagement and promoting waste reduction, recycling, and joining sustainability-related clubs and groups.

The Office of Human Resources maintains the New Employee Resources website that includes a link to the Sustainability website. The Sustainability Office maintains content and targeted outreach for new employees. This information is distributed to new employees along with information about benefits and other general information.

Please note that not all of these standard activities and events occurred the same way during the reporting year due to the pandemic, but have occurred within the last 3 years and continue in 2021.

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