Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

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 cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

University of San Diego has included sustainability in the new employee orientation program for several years, mainly in terms of responsible waste management (recycling, utilizing the on campus electronic waste recycling center) and sustainable transportation. This is currently being updated by the Office of Sustainability for launch in early 2014. Now this component of orientation will also cover responsible energy use (such as remembering to turn off lights, not use space heaters in offices, un plugging appliances, etc.), Zero Waste (waste generation minimization as well as responsible waste disposal), cycling and electric vehicle charging facilities on campus, responsible water use and using reusable bottles and coffee mugs).
New employees will receive literature that provides this information, as well as it being explained by the trainer and accessible online on the Office of Sustainability's website.

The same items will be covered in periodic peer training programs as a refresher.

The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:

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