Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.07
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

South Seattle College
PA-13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:

Percentage of employees assessed, directly or by representative sample:

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:
An employee satisfaction evaluation is administered every other year. It covers mission & goals, resources, instructional environment, educational support services, work environment, student focus, physical environmental, and faculty and staff support. Additional questions related to accreditation are also included in the survey.

Additionally, in spring 2020, Seattle Colleges conducted its inaugural district-wide employee satisfaction survey. This survey is one of Seattle Colleges ongoing coordination efforts across the colleges and the district office. Select questions are part of the Seattle Colleges Strategic Plan 2017-23, while other questions address specific items for employees of North Seattle, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College. A total of 813 employees responded to the survey across all primary work locations. Responses will assist Seattle Colleges leadership in decision-making and planning. All employees are included in the evaluation.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation:
Percentages of satisfied and dissatisfied are compared to results from previous years and a structured time is set up to share results with faculty and staff. A report is created and shared with all faculty and staff, the President's cabinet, the institutional effectiveness committee and the college council. The President's Cabinet and Institutional Effectiveness Committee meet once a year to discuss and plan institutional changes as part of strategic planning, and in years when a employee satisfaction evaluation is conducted this report is included in the scope of what is discussed and planned for the next strategic plan cycle, responding to specific issues that arise during the employee satisfaction evaluation.

Website URL where information about the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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