Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-3: Socially Responsible Retirement Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lydia Vandenbergh
Assoc. Dir. Employee Engagement & Education
Sustainability Institute
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Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
Yes

A brief description of the socially responsible investment option for retirement plans:

Full-time and part-time* Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate in one of two retirement plans: State Employees Retirement System (SERS) or Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA–CREF).

If the employee selects TIAA-CREF, they can select to invest in that organization's Social Choice Equity (TICRX) mutual fund. This fund seeks a favorable long-term rate of return that tracks the investment performance of the U.S. stock market while giving special consideration to certain social criteria.

*Part-time Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate in one of the two retirement plans once they have worked 750 hours in a given calendar year.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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