Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.23
Liaison Maria Dahmus
Submission Date June 21, 2018
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University of St. Thomas
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 2.00 Amir Nadav
Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

We gathered data about employee commuting from responses to a campus sustainability survey that was administered in April 2018 to the entire university. All 1,955 employees, including faculty and staff, received the survey, and 42.05% (n=822) of them responded to the question about their primary means of transportation to and from campus.

Among those who answered the survey question, full time staff were overrepresented by 15.1% and adjunct faculty were underrepresented by 10.4% relative to the each group's representation among the entire population of employees.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 79.20
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7.91
Vanpool or carpool 3.65
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6.69
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.36
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0.61

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The figures above do not add up to 100% because 1.58% (n=13) selected "other" as their response.

The figures above do not add up to 100% because 1.58% (n=13) selected "other" as their response.

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