Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shoshana Dodge
Education & Outreach Program Administrator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

A representative from the Office of Sustainability makes a 20 minute presentation at every new staff orientation. This is a 7 minute presentation at new faculty orientation. The presentation covers the following topics: the role of the Office of Sustainability, common definition of sustainability, Tufts institutional commitment to sustainability, a few new construction projects that represent this, sustainable transportation, how to recycle properly at Tufts, specialty recycling, becoming and Eco-Ambassador, Green Office Certification, CSA share on campus, and our website and contact info.

All new staff an employee Eco-Map in their new employee orientation folders, in addition to the presentation. The Eco-Map contains information about recycling and composting, sustainable food at Tufts, commuter benefits, car and bike share, public transit, campus shuttles and a map of Eco-locations (compost bins, water refill stations, specialty recycling, etc.). This brochure is in all packets at new Faculty orientation as well and for faculty who do not attend orientation, they are emailed the electronic version.

All of the benefits for Tufts employees are listed online, limiting the amount of paper that Human Resources needs to provide to new employees.

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

New staff and new faculty orientation are managed by the HR department.

I have attached the new staff orientation slides in PDF format, so it's not possible to see the animations as in PowerPoint.

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