Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of 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?:
Yes

Percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):
100

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:
Working At Iowa' survey is an opportunity for employees to give anonymous, confidential feedback about their work experience at the University of Iowa. The survey is administered every few years since 2006, and growth is tracked based on agreement with 20 different survey items.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):
The ""Working at Iowa"" Survey follows a Action Planning Guide Principles: 1) Open Sharing of Results. The results are made public via the website. 2) Understanding the Data 3) Results to Action. Additional information is available via the link below. One example of a positive result is a 13% increase in managing conflicts constructively, as compared to the 2014 survey. The executive summary points to increased training and resources on conflict management since the 2014 survey that produced this positive change. Another example of improvement is that , "I receive regular feedback about my work." grew 2% since the 2014 survey. The management report is included in the document below.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
For the 2016 'Working at Iowa' survey, all faculty and staff were eligible to participate. Over 60% of faculty and staff responded - we consider this to be representative of the entire population

For the 2016 'Working at Iowa' survey, all faculty and staff were eligible to participate. Over 60% of faculty and staff responded - we consider this to be representative of the entire population

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