|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
University of California, Merced
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
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):
A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
The Department of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and the Student Sustainability Council provide Zero Waste training on the UC Merced campus. The training has incorporated both faculty, staff, and students, including event managers, and coordinators. The Zero Waste event training provides informational instruction on best practices related to achieving zero waste for campus events. The university has established a Zero Waste goal or ninety percent (90%) diversion of waste generated on the campus from the landfill.
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):
Throughout the year and in alignment with job responsibilities staff have participated and attended professional development conferences provided by external organizations including the AASHE Conference, the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), and USGBC Green Build conference.
Staff are also reimbursed for credential possession including the LEED credential.
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) :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Sustainability is a core competency of the university's performance evaluation, and is reflected in the resource management and sustainability criteria.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.