Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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University of San Diego
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adrianna Garcia
Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources
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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):

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 Electronics Recycling Center) and sustainable transportation. This portion of orientation now also covers responsible energy use (such as remembering to turn off lights, not use space heaters in offices, unplugging appliances, etc.), Zero Waste (waste generation minimization as well as responsible waste disposal), cycling and electric vehicle charging facilities on campus, water conservation, and using reusable bottles and coffee mugs. New employees receive literature that provides this information, as well as learning from the Human Resources presenter. All information is also accessible online on the Office of Sustainability's website.

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

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