Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Berkeley
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) 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 (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

All incoming UC Berkeley staff receive a briefing on campus sustainability options at employee orientation sessions. They are also offered opportunities to practice sustainability through committees, via newsletters and through social media channels. The campus also offers energy savings campaigns and sustainability learning events.

UC Berkeley provides an introduction to alternative transportation as part of their outreach for New Employee Orientation. While this is effective in delivering transit programs to the newer employees, Parking & Transportation has identified a need to reach out to other employees, regardless of status, about the benefits of taking alternative transit as an effective substitute to driving alone.

Parking & Transportation has identified within their strategic plan that there is a need to provide outreach in providing such a program. Because of the possible inconvenient location of Parking & Transportation's office in relation to the campus, the Transportation Demand Management Administrator will provide: (1) lunchtime brown bag events for the campus, (2) tabling at Sproul Plaza and (3) emails to the faculty/staff listing various resources and programs for them to use.

Everyone, faculty and staff, interacts with Parking & Transportation as a new employee to find commute options, and they are offered information and sign-ups on the commute alternative programs.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information from this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Energy.

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