Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Environmental Regulations Overview This is a training available within the UC training learning center portal available to all employees. This course provides an overview of major environmental laws and regulations and the specific standards that outline requirements to comply with them. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. As part of the UC Sustainability Practices Policy, there are UC wide working groups associated with each of the 9 policy areas including, Green Building, Clean Energy, Climate Protection, Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Building and Laboratory Operations for Campuses, Zero Waste, Sustainable Procurement, Sustainable Foodservices, Sustainable Water Systems, Sustainability at UC Health, and General Sustainability Performance Assessment. Each of the working group provide regular training and professional development on sustainability within that given subject area. Each campus has at least one representative on the working groups, and are expected to share with colleagues on campus. https://www.ucop.edu/sustainability/policy-areas/sustainability-steering-committee.html UCR Extension Center Through the Extension Center, UCR provides sustainability-focused and sustainability-inclusive courses and certificate programs.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training: 25% This unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about different sustainability practices and initiatives, introduce new efforts, and network with like-minded individuals. https://chesc.org/ https://chesc.org/2020-chesc-best-practice-award-winners/ UCOP Sustainable Practices Working Group There are 9 different policy areas and each has monthly UC wide calls where representatives from each area on the respective campuses participate in professional development and coordination between the UC's. Guest speakers are often brought on the calls to share the latest information, advancements, and challenges in the respective field. https://ucop.edu/sustainability/about/index.html U.S. Green Building Council - Silver Membership Benefits As a USGBC member, your benefits and resources are available for all of your full-time staff, including access to LEED courses and credential maintenance webinars.

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 :

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:
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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