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Employer Recognition Program

Driving Sustainable Commuting Through Employer Engagement

The Employer Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates employers in San Mateo County who actively engage with Commute.org. We recognize employers who work with us to promote our free programs and services to their employees, sharing the common goal of encouraging sustainable commuting. By participating in the program, employers can earn points for their engagement and achieve certification. Join us in making a positive impact on your employees’ commute. 

How to Get Started

  1. Enroll in the Program (anytime): Complete the enrollment form below to join the Employer Recognition Program and start working towards certification. Our Employer Support Team will confirm your enrollment and your current certification tier (if any).
  2. Engage with Us (January to December): Participate in Commute.org activities to earn points. Points are valid for 24 months from the date of each engagement activity. 
  3. Track Your Progress (quarterly): Keep track of your points and recognition tier through quarterly updates from our Employer Support Team.
  4. Receive Recognition (January of the following year): Celebrate your achievements and receive a formal certificate from Commute.org. Participants will also be recognized at our annual spring employer event, in employer e-news, on social media, and on our website. 

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How It Works

Employers earn points each time they engage with Commute.org. The more you engage, the more points you earn. Points for each engagement activity can be earned once per calendar year. For example, if you invite Commute.org to multiple employee events in one year, you will only receive points for one event.

Based on the total points accumulated each year, employers can achieve one of the following certification tiers: 

  • Bronze: 11 – 25 points
  • Silver: 26 – 50 points
  • Gold: 51+ points  

To encourage sustained engagement, points are valid for 24 months, and certification is recognized annually every January. This allows employers to accumulate points over a two-year period and maintain their certification status.  

Please see the FAQ section below for a detailed breakdown of each engagement activity.  

 

Why Get Certified

  • Enhanced Understanding: Gain insights into leveraging Commute.org’s offerings effectively.
  • Employee Impact: Positively influence employee morale, recruitment, and retention efforts. 
  • Public Recognition: Receive acknowledgement for your active engagement. 
  • Visibility: Showcase your commitment to sustainability as an employer. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Employer Recognition Program?

The Employer Recognition Program is an initiative by Commute.org to acknowledge and celebrate employers in San Mateo County who actively engage with Commute.org and promote our commute programs to their employees. 

What engagement activities can earn my company points, and how are they defined? 

Employers earn points each time they engage with Commute.org. All the activities listed below will earn your company points. Please note that points for each engagement activity can only be earned once per calendar year. For example, if you invite Commute.org to multiple employee events in one year, you will only receive five points for that year. 

5 points 

  • Newsletter subscription: At least one staff member is subscribed to our employer e-news and opens it regularly.

10 points 

  • Personal C0nsultation/Presentation: Meet with Commute.org staff. 
  • Employee Event: Invite Commute.org to a transportation-oriented event at your worksite.
  • Program Promotion: Promote a Commute.org program, service, or event via internal communication channels and email verification to Commute.org
  • TDM Employer Event: Attend or present at the annual Commute.org employer convening to share best practices and resources.
  • Employer Survey: Complete Commute.org’s Employer Survey.
  • Shuttle Access (non-consortium member): Be located at a property served by a Commute.org shuttle.

15 points 

  • Bike education: Host an in-person/virtual bike safety workshop with Commute.org. 
  • Program training: Attend in-depth Commute.org program training. 
  • Employer challenge: Participate in a Commute.org employer challenge. 
  • Employee commute survey: Work with Commute.org to distribute a survey that captures employees’ commute behavior. 
  • Working group/task force: Participate in a Commute.org working group or task force. 

30 points 

  • Shuttle consortium member: Fund a Commute.org shuttle. 
  • Custom STAR network: Have a custom STAR network with an identified network manager. 
How long are points valid for? 

Points are valid for 24 months, allowing employers to accumulate points over a two-year period and maintain their certification status. 

When is my certification recognized? 

Certification is recognized annually every January, with employers having the opportunity to maintain or advance their tier based on their ongoing engagement with Commute.org. 

  • January – December: Earn points towards your certification. Points are valid for 24 months. 
  • January (following year): Receive recognition and a formal certificate confirming your certification tier for the previous year. 
  • Spring: Get publicly recognized at the annual employer event. 
How will certified employers be recognized?

In addition to receiving a formal certificate from Commute.org, certified employers will be publicly recognized at our annual spring employer event, in our employer e-news, on social media, and on our website. 

How can I track my progress?

You can track your points and certification tier through regular email updates from our Employer Support Team. You can also contact us at EmployerSupport@commute.org to confirm your progress at any given time.

 

Contact the Employer Support Team