Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Joel Shapiro
Admin Services Manager
Professional Development & Training
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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:

FACULTY:The week before classes begin each August, the Office of the Provost hosts a two-day mandatory New Faculty Orientation for all union-represented new full-time faculty. Part-time faculty are not required to attend, but are welcome to register, if they like. During day two we host a two-hour Resource Fair. Representatives from Transportation and Parking Services, Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association, and CarShare Vermont each staff a table during the Resource Fair, providing information on their programs, options, giveaways, etc.

STAFF:The UVM Culture and Community session is designed to help ensure that new employees experience a smooth transition into their role at UVM. These sessions happen biweekly throughout the year. All attendees receive a copy of the Green is Good Guide, published by the Office of Sustainability. The presentation includes a slide with information about the Office of Sustainability, including contact information. Presenters share information about office composting and recycling, including how to get your office involved and emphasizing that both align with UVM’s values. Presenters also explain the campus and city bus system and how they can be accessed by staff. UVM’s farm is highlighted in their presentation and attendees are encouraged to visit.

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
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