Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Percentage of new employees 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:

The University is required by various Acts and Policies to demonstrate that it has made every reasonable effort to ensure that staff members fully understand their rights and obligations under the law and University Policies.
An Induction Checklist is provided to all new employees. The tasks and activities in this Induction Checklist should be completed within the probation period or within the first six months of employment if the probation period exceeds six months. The checklist is to be completed and placed on the staff member’s file.
The University of Tasmania Induction Checklist includes a section on Environmental Sustainability. All new employees are informed that sustainable practices are embedded within the University of Tasmania's operations and through the University's commitment to reduce environmental impacts, achieve economic efficiency, demonstrate social responsibility and enhance student experience. They are also provided with a link to the Sustainability Portal to explore sustainability at the university further.
Additionally, to raise the awareness of staff about harassment and discrimination issues, and to be clear about expected standards of behaviour we require all newly appointed staff to complete the online equal opportunity training program, EO Online 'Fair Play on Campus'.

A sustainability induction module has been developed to introduce the University’s approach to sustainability to all staff and students in 2021. This module, An Introduction to Sustainability at UTAS, takes approximately two hours to complete, and is currently voluntary in its pilot and audit phase during 2022. Beyond the pilot phase, the intention is for this sustainability induction module to become a mandatory component in the orientation of all new students and staff at UTAS from 2023.

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