Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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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 survey has been ongoing for several years. A consultant was hired to devise the initial questions and revisions have since been internalized. The survey was distributed to all employees via email and participation rate is in the high 80's percent. Submissions were anonymous.

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

The President's office has made engagement a key focus of his tenure. After the Engage West (faculty satisfaction) surveys were administered the President's office has worked address the issues raised in order to achieve a more engaged and committed workforce. These efforts include making a commitment to raising wages to 100% of the median, establishing a diversity/inclusion committee to address issues of race, sexuality, and gender on campus, and the creation of a barriers task force, which has been established to identify and tackle any barriers that the faculty perceive to be in the way of creating the "best place to work and succeed".

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:

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