Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 1.00 Amy Brunvand
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:

Percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:

The University of Utah has three different employee engagement surveys aligned to different parts of campus, one in health sciences, one in the main campus and one in hospitals and clinics. The populations covered by the surveys are slightly different and the information is communicated differently. The surveys are all on-line and anonymous

Employee Engagement Survey (2014)
The survey was given to benefitted staff in colleges and departments on Main Campus, excluding faculty members. The Employee Engagement Survey was designed to measure the major factors that influence commitment in employees, as well as to gather employee feedback on current issues, including satisfaction with benefits and retention factors. Response Rate: 1768 Completed responses, representing about 42% of the surveyed population.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):

Survey data is collected by the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, and used to inform employee training and employee development workshops.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Percentage of employees assessed was calculated from IPEDS data (2015)

All staff total (11, 972)

- Part time total (748) -
- Faculty = Number of full-time instructional, research, and public service staff (3,879) +full-time librarians (64)

Total not included in surveys = 4, 691

Contact for employee satisfaction data: Mary Ann Berzins,
Assistant Vice President of Workforce Planning for Human Resources

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.