Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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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?:

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

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

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
Any member of campus can become a sustainability coordinator. This program provides for specialized training in sustainability and sustainable practices of the university. The Sustainability Coordinators are given a training session at the inception of their role and required to complete a refresher training session every two years.
The Office of Sustainability partnered with the EAP program on a workshop on sustainability as a training and professional development opportunity for all employees in June of 2020.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
The state of New York Green NY council provided a trainings series called "Train to Sustain" over the course of 2020-2022. These sessions were advertised to all UAlbany employees with over 50 taking advantage of the sessions. Additionally the Green NY council conducts monthly lunchtime webinars, which are advertised to sustainability coordinators and ambassadors. Recordings of relevant sessions are shared where appropriate, for example, the session on sustainable swag was shared with student affiars staff.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
Sustainability goals are embedded in several performance plans of the VP of Finance and Administration direct reports and their senior staff. These include goals related to energy, waste reduction, food procurement and alternative transportation.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Sustainability Workshop offered to all employees: https://livealbany-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/mmallia_albany_edu/Ea882UN0uphJmGJikxVPzjwBbBR1603iAAHKeSf4xhLQ2A?e=deenxR

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