Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) 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 (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
Human Resources provides orientation and outreach to all new employees, highlighting shredding and recycling locations, available committees, and campus services as part of the overview. Employees are informed of the surplus property program, a waste diversion initiative which also saves campus departments financial resources as they are able to get items for free. The program highlights the reuse of items to be more fiscally and environmentally responsible. Employees also receive training on the support services available to students, faculty, and staff. Each fall UWRF hosts "Opening Week," which has events that cater to both new and current faculty and academic staff. The meetings, orientation, and workshops change every year. During the fall 2017 opening week events, a workshop on sustainability was help to help educate faculty and staff on how sustainability was being and is able to be incorporated into the curriculum. The program was facilitated by sustainability faculty fellows.

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