Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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University of Minnesota, Duluth
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) 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 (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

The New Employee Welcome Sheet for UMD includes sustainability information for all new employees, in both environmental and social realms of susatinability.
A list of topics is summarized below, and the Welcome Sheet link is available at this link:

Environmental: The new employee orientation emphasizes sustainable transportation options, include the U-PASS bus program and nearby bus stops and our Bike-To-Campus program. It also includes information on Waste Reduction initiatives and how to properly sort recycling and compostable items at UMD.

Social: Wellness and work safety is addressed in several areas, including ergonomic assessments and desk positioning. Wellness programming is emphasized, including our Wellness points program and the suite of choices available through Recreational Sports Outdoor Programs, which encourage staff/faculty to get active and enjoy the outdoors around our campus. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also listed, which provides confidential professional consultation.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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