Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-12: Employee Satisfaction Evaluation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Briggs
Assistant VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resources
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Does the institution evaluate employee satisfaction in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

University of San Diego has recently carried out an employee satisfaction survey, which was done as part of the San Diego Union Tribune’s “Top Work Place in San Diego 2013” awards program. This is done in conjunction with the Workplace Dynamics Partnership, which prepared the survey. USD was invited to participate in the survey after being nominated for the awards by an employee.
The Survey was sent to 1487 full-time and 145 part time employees. It mostly uses semantic scaling and enable the employee to provide their opinion on how the work place and culture functions and rate their satisfaction level based different parameters such as work place attitudes, culture, organization, promotion, pay, etc.

USD plans to carry out such a survey once every several years and address any concerns raised.

The year the employee satisfaction evaluation was last administered:

The website URL where information about the institution’s employee satisfaction evaluation process is available:

A copy of the survey is available here:


More information about the UT San Diego Top Workplaces awards program can be found here

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