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

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

USC's internal employee training portal, TrojanLearn, features a training course for staff members of offices on USC's campus that would like to become Green Office certified. The course goes through various steps of the certification process and gives detailed instructions on all aspects of the Green Office Calculator.

See attachments for more information.

Additionally, non-academic staff in USC Housing are offered training on collection and separation of landfill, recycling and composting waste, and receive education on how to dispose of waste properly in external bins that are serviced by USC's waste hauler. Staff in USC Hospitality are trained (by USC Facilities Planning and Management, then by "train the trainer" method) on proper separation of waste in kitchens into compost and landfill bins.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
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Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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