Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
EN-7: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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The 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 TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability (TRUOES) is included in all New Employee Orientations. Either the ofice Director or Coordinator speaks during one of the 10/15 minute sessions. Along with TRUOES, there are representatives from all other major non-academic departments/offices of the University, such as Health & Safety, Wellness, IT Services, Employee Assistance, and Facilities. Some of these departments, like Health & Safety and Wellness, cover issues to do with social sustainability. A speaker from TRUOES provides information to the new employees so that they can familiarize themselves with different sustainability aspects of the office and university, and learn of relevant resources, systems, academic offerings, and activities on campus. Due to the nature of TRUOES, information was provided electronically to the participants via online links, instead of providing paper hand-outs.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new employee orientation is available:

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