Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.74
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
PA-13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 1.00 Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:

Percentage of employees assessed, directly or by representative sample:

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:

The UC San Diego Staff@Work Survey™ annually asks staff (both represented and not-represented) to contribute their anonymous feedback about perceptions of their workplace. The survey is the first of its kind in the UC System.

The survey has been statistically validated to measure 6 key dimensions concerning:

Satisfaction with the university
Department mission and goals
Department diversity and climate
Department effectiveness
Supervisor effectiveness
Employee effectiveness

An additional 24 items ask respondents to indicate whether or not they have experienced any of a set of negative interpersonal behaviors, including behavior related to their race/ethnicity or gender. People are also provided with items allowing them to self-identify their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other demographic categories.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation:

Survey results are assessed and incorporated into department business plans for action. For example, employee recognition, improved communication, and heightening employee engagement have all been a focus of actions plans during the last three years.

A list of actions taken by departments in response to 2020 survey results is online: https://tritonlytics.ucsd.edu/uc-san-diego-surveys/staff-at-work-survey/actions-taken.html"

Website URL where information about the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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