Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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):
33

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

UMass conducted a Workplace Bullying Survey of all UMass employees in order to assess the nature and extent of their overall work experiences and their familiarity with workplace bullying. This is the first stage of a campaign aimed at spreading awareness about workplace bullying and ultimately to increase safety, respect, and overall employee satisfaction.


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 campus followed up the workplace bullying survey by requiring a mandatory 90 minute training for all staff to take place in spring 2014 on the subject of workplace bullying and environmental awareness and the Chancellor's Office has established a Workplace Bullying Committee to respond to bullying in the workplace. The Campus Sustainability Manager was appointed to serve on the hearing committee.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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33% comes from there being 6649 FTE staff and faculty on campus and the survey reaching 2225 respondents.

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