Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Angela Oberg
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Katie Parrish
Program Coordinator
Office of Climate Action
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
Office of Continuing Professional Education, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station: CPE courses and programs are available to Rutgers staff. Topics include drinking water & wastewater, wetlands, turf management, public health, and more. https://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/ Work-life balance, financial wellness, hybrid work programs and more are offered by HR- https://hrservices.rutgers.edu/crs/CatalogTree.aspx: Work-life balance and how to work remotely/hybrid Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety offers courses to teach proper handling and disposal of chemicals and waste that could pose a threat to human and environmental health. Courses include lab safety, maintenance safety, clinical health and safety, and more. https://ipo.rutgers.edu/rehs Rutgers custodial staff receive training on recycling practice and use of green cleaning products. Full-time Rutgers staff receive tuition remission, and are encouraged to continue their education through Rutgers certificate and degree programs, including options focused on sustainability.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
LinkedIn Learning is offered free to Rutgers staff. There are many courses offered on sustainability. Courses include a range of sustainability topics from climate action to ESG supply chain. https://uhr.rutgers.edu/organizational-and-talent-development/home Rutgers University also supports staff financially to attend conferences, workshops, and other professional development events.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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