Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Anja Wynne
Executive Director
Human Resources Office
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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 (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):

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

The University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) serves as the university-wide representative body for communicating matters having significance for classified staff and university employees to CU administration and the CU Board of Regents. UCSC includes representatives from the staff councils on each of the four CU campuses.
In fall 2016 UCSC invited 9,992 university employees to fill out a Working Climate survey that asked about selected aspects of employees’ work environment: benefits, professional development, and policies. Data collection began on November 1st and ended November 15th. The response rate was 31%, with 2,824 employees submitting surveys.

2015 UCCS Survey Results Best Colleges to Work For

2017 - UCCS is one of the best places to work in El Paso County, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
To complete the rankings, the Gazette joined with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation and a Boulder-based data collection company. The Gazette received nominations for best workplaces and asked those organizations to distribute employee surveys in September. Employees answered 26 questions about organizational health, engagement and leadership, work-life balance, training, pay, benefits and corporate responsibility.

In a special celebration Nov. 29 at the Antlers Hotel, UCCS received third-place honors among local organizations that employ 299 or more employees. Pikes Peak Library District earned top honors in the category followed by School District 11 and UCCS. http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=28863/

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):

Summary or Results from 2016 Working Climate Survey
University of Colorado Staff Council (USCS) Working Climate Survey Findings
The results were broken out by employee type; classified (CS) versus university staff (US).
• General:
o When asked if they “understand the benefits available to me as a CU employee,” 79% of US and 72% of CS respondents agreed that they do.
• Paid Parental Leave
o More than half (57%) of US respondents indicated that the University having a paid
Parental Leave benefit was important to them, as did nearly half (48% of CS).
o 45% of US respondents and 40% of CS said that they would be likely to use a parental
leave benefit if one were offered to them.
• Dependent Tuition Benefit
o Approximately 66% of respondents have used the benefit, 36% of US and 30% of CS
reported that they plan to use the benefit for a dependent in the future.
• Employee Tuition Benefit
o 64% of US and 60% of CS reported that they plan to use the benefit in the future.
Professional Development
• Usage/Reasons for Using
o Most survey respondents reported that they had pursued professional development
opportunities as a CU employee—84% of US and 80% of CS.

Results were shared with the President of the system as well as each of the staff councils at each campus. This is used to provide focus for staff initiatives for each of the councils.
The University of Colorado Staff Council covers all four campuses and has representatives from each. Result from the surveys have informed different professional development efforts on each of the campuses.

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