Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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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:

At the University of Victoria, each and every new employee has the opportunity to engage in activities and receive materials focused on sustainability during the New Employee Welcome event that takes place each year. Before the welcome event, new employees receive:

•The Employee Onboarding Checklist via email in which there is:
o A First People’s land territory acknowledgement
o Resources for employees first few days including information on sustainable
transportation choices to campus
o A video on equity and inclusion at UVic
o A video on campus sustainability at UVic

•The UVic Employee Handbook in which there is a section dedicated to sustainability at UVic including information on:
o LEED Gold Buildings around campus
o UVic as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers
o Ongoing sustainability initiatives on campus

•Information on accessing the subsidized employee bus pass (if they so choose) to encourage travel by bus rather than car

•The UVic Competency model which best describes the knowledge, skills, and attributes employees demonstrate when successfully contributing to an organization’s strategic objectives
o Commitment to environmental sustainability, and being socially and culturally responsive are integral to the competency model

At the Welcome Event new employees have the chance to engage in sustainability through:
•Welcome messages and dialogue from some of the senior administrators around the UVic Strategic Framework which sustainability is an integral part of
•Activities about the value UVic places on diversity, culture, sustainability, and healthy workplaces
•A presentation from and activity focussed mini-workshop by the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
•Tours of the campus which also highlight sustainable features of UVic

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UVic runs an annual employee orientation session that is open to all new employees. It highlights all of the amenities and services that are available on campus that promote healthful work life choices, sustainability, and cultural awareness and diversity.

Additional information can be found at:

Human Resources New Employees web page: https://www.uvic.ca/hr/pay-benefits/new-employees/index.php

New Employee Handbook: https://www.uvic.ca/hr/assets/docs/onboarding/employee-handbook.pdf

Staff Sustainability Network: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/involved/uss-network/index.php

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