Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
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:

The Office of Planning, Sustainability, and Project (PSPM) provides recycling and waste management training to the University's Building Service Workers. Workers are given a formal training that includes UIC's binding commitments, recycling and waste management processes and data, as well as information on special considerations (how to place bins, signage, recycling events, etc.).

PSPM also offers monthly webinars for departmental EcoReps. Occasionally, these programs are shared more broadly with the staff.

Also, Human Resources offers a program called "Know Your U". Know Your U is perhaps the first program of its kind in the country, offering eligible university employee’s time away during their normal workday to experience the remarkable programs and facilities that their hard work supports. Taking a Green Campus Tour is one of the opportunities. https://hr.uic.edu/employees/know-your-u/

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

In 2020 the Office of Planning, Sustainability, and Project management contributed to having an institutional registration for the AASHE GCSHE so any staff (faculty, student) could attend and get professional development.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
75% or more

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Employees are asked in their performance review if they have elected to take part in any sustainability activities such as the Chancellor's Committee on Sustainability and Energy or participated in campus events.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UIC HR; Office of Planning, Sustainability, and Project Management

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