Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.58
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University at Buffalo
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Amy Myszka
Director Of Wellness And Work/Life Balance
Human Resources
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

The University at Buffalo Office of the Provost offers a hub of all Faculty Development and Events.
Broken down by "Faculty Affairs Events", and "Training Around Campus"; this web page includes links to the HR Training catalog, Center for Educational Innovation, and Departmental Chair's Workshops. UB Sustainability used the UN's SDG framework for sustainability to review all known offerings of professional development and training opportunities.

Internal 'Additional Personal & Professional Resources' include; Wellness & Worklife Balance, and Employee Assistance Program.

Organization Development & Training offer professional development workshops, compliance training, consulting services, and training for individuals or departments.

The University’s Employee Wellness Program and EAP also offer programs and services to support a healthy work environment and enhance the quality of work and personal life.
In addition, UB Sustainability works with these offices to offer sustainability walking tours on campus, behind-the-scenes tours of LEED buildings to increase understanding of sustainable building operations, and offers trainings aimed at helping offices incorporate sustainable practices into daily life.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Also included at the University at Buffalo Office of the Provost website are external 'Additional Personal & Professional Resources'. This includes the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Development & Alumni Relations, and School of Management Alumni Engagement & External relations. UB Sustainability used the UN's SDG framework for sustainability to review all known offerings of external professional development and training opportunities.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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