|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
University of Connecticut
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.75 / 2.00||
Office of Environmental Policy
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:
"Green Office Certification Program: Every fall and spring semester, a notice is sent out in the employee newsletter advertising their opportunity to apply to become a ""Green Office"". The staff in offices that opt to participate in the certification learn about a variety of ways to be more sustainable in their workspace. Furthermore, each spring semester the participants are invited to a Green Office Breakfast celebration where the office members can talk with Sustainability interns about what worked and what didn't work for them.
Every spring semester, the Office of Environmental Policy hosts a Green Office Certification Program breakfast for staff and faculty to participate in. During the breakfast they receive a sustainable buffet (courtesy of UConn Dining Services) and learn about ways that they can continue to improve the sustainability of their work space. In addition, members ask questions and engage in lively discussions about what steps UConn can continue taking to become more sustainable.
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):
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:
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