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Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

UC Davis new employee orientation, which is provided in a multi-part format, includes review of:

The UC Davis Principles of Community: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/poc/
“Getting around” which includes alternative transportation options and the goClub program: http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/
WorkLife, which encompasses dependent care, health and wellness, financial support, career flexibility, and community involvement
Numerous health and safety policies and practices, including health center locations and related programs
Campus-sponsored education and development opportunities: http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/sdps
The local community, including the Davis Farmer’s Market in Central Park
UC Davis Extension, the professional and continuing education arm of the university, which offers several sustainability-related courses: http://extension.ucdavis.edu/
The Experimental College that offers low-cost, non-credit courses in natural beekeeping, indoor gardening, and other interesting topics: http://ecollege.ucdavis.edu/
The goal of zero waste by 2020, including the “4 Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy
The Whole Earth Festival, which celebrates ecological sustainability : http://wef.ucdavis.edu/
The annual campus-wide celebration of the rich diversity of UC Davis - “Soaring to New Heights”: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/soaring/
The Campus Book Project: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/book-project.html
UC Davis Olive Oil, which is made from harvested olives from campus trees: http://oliveoil.ucdavis.edu/about
The Good Life Garden, which features organic and sustainably grown vegetables: http://goodlifegarden.ucdavis.edu/

The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

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