Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nathanael Schildbach
Marketing Manager
University Relations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
External audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

Bridget Scott
Change Management Coordinator
GreenerU

Lisa Bjerke
Sr. Project Manager
GreenerU


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

Starting immediately following the kick-off meeting (2/25/20), GreenerU will begin reviewing UMass Amherst’s STARS submission. GreenerU will use an online shared document for this review. This will allow us to alert Ezra Small and his team when we have reviewed credits.

If there are any concerns or issues, they can be looked into and resolved parallel to GreenerU reviewing other credits. This will ensure a timely review of the report. GreenerU will send the letter by 3/4/2020.

The review of this report will include:

o Review of all credits using AASHE’s STARS 2.2 Review Template
o Written feedback to STARS submission stakeholders on potential data issues
o Secondary review to ensure issues have been addressed
o Weekly check-in calls
o Post-submission data inquiry support for above credits (included)


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
---

Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
---

Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
---

Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
---

Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.