Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lynn Bohonos
Learning and Organizational Development
Human Resources
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Percentage of new employees 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:

The New Support Staff Orientation: An Introduction to Our Outstanding Workplace provides information about our programs and services at the University of Manitoba. The session includes presentations on Staff Benefits, presentations from the Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management and Professional Development opportunities through Learning and Organizational Development. The University of Manitoba's strategic priorities and values will be highlighted throughout this interactive session. For new staff members, orientation is offered every two months.

For new faculty members, the orientation runs over two days at the end of August. In addition to the New Faculty Orientation, the UM also provides new faculty workshops throughout the year. All tenure track new faculty are invited to a small group meeting (usually 4-5 people) with the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) where they have a face-to-face meeting to discuss tenure and promotion and answer any questions they might have about coming to the University of Manitoba. This occurs twice a year, after the New Faculty Orientation (usually in September/October) and then in January/February to capture those who have started in January.

Both orientations include access to sustainability programs offered as well as access to a new UMLearn resource to learn about sustainability at UM. Each module gives participants an introduction to topics such as climate action, waste and food choices, an overview of related resources and options available on UM campuses and opportunities for further involvement. This course is open to all staff and faculty.

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
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