Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 3.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
16,588

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
300

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1.81

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Staff Assembly Environment & Safety Committee

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):

The Environment and Safety Committee is an appointed committee by the President of the Staff Assembly. The committee is responsible for monitoring the safety and security of the university working environments at the Health Sciences Campus, University Park Campus, and auxiliary campuses. The committee reviews and reports on sustainability programs, investigates disaster preparedness on all campus locations and works closely with the Office of Sustainability and Department of Public Safety.

Members of the Environment and Safety Committee become catalysts for various environmental- and sustainability-related topics at USC and beyond. Members receive information and training on the university's sustainability goals, initiatives and challenges, and they are provided exposure to campus sustainability experts, allowing the members to become sustainability experts as well.

They then engage with fellow USC employees by sharing information on how they can live more sustainably and can use their power to help USC and the broader community become more sustainable. To do so, the committee shares information about campus events and workshops, and hosts tabling opportunities. For example, the committee has held campaigns related to "Green Meetings" in order to educate fellow USC employees on how to reduce the environmental impact of meetings by promoting sustainable transportation, going paperless, utilizing sustainable caterers, and enabling proper waste diversion.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The Environment and Safety Committee of USC Staff Assembly aims to engage and educate fellow USC employees.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
9

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.38

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
162

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
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Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
162

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.01

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