|Submission Date||April 3, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Medical School
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
Training on institutional recycling practices is available to all departments/staff and is conducted by our waste and recycling resource manager. The resource manager regularly conducts training with staff in environmental building services, housekeeping, food services, medical school departments, and hospital units to encourage recycling and provide information on the program.
Additionally, the institution holds an annual Earth Day in which vendors and departments from all over campus gather to inform and educate the students, faculty, and staff about sustainability and its applications to a variety fields and subjects.
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
The University, at the discretion of the manager, supports external professional development and training opportunities through payment, reimbursement, or subsidies for sustainability conferences, and professional accreditation relating to sustainability.
Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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