Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date March 23, 2018
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University of Colorado Boulder
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Marianne Martin
Associate Director
Environmental Center
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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):

1) Employee Services: New Employee Welcome Day includes a walking tour and a bus tour of campus. Sustainability features are included on the tours. CU Discover Series includes sustainability as featured topic. Welcome packet includes detailed info on bus and bike and carshare programs and a sustainability info sheet by email. Skillsoft portal includes a number of seminars on sustainability. 2) Housing and Dining Services: During the years beginning Fall Semester 2014 through Fall Semester 2017 we have held 20 orientations for a total 360 regular full-time employees. At these trainings an overview of the campus and HDS history, successes and commitment to sustainability is discussed. How the individual employee can contribute to our sustainability goals is also discussed along with some specifics about composting, recycling, reading the sustainability signage, etc. More specific sustainability training is encouraged in each unit as all of the different units within Housing and Dining Services have differing sustainability impacts.

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