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Open Enrollment Summer Courses for Penn Employees

Take advantage of your employee tuition benefits and dive into summer classes at Penn. With more than 300 courses available through open enrollment, Penn Summer has something for everyone. Earn academic credit and pursue new skills or interests in daytime, … Continue reading

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Wanted: Staff and Faculty Eco-Reps

The Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program is a peer education program that provides the tools to improve the environmental sustainability of Penn offices and labs. Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps work with campus stakeholders and within their departments and offices to develop educational events, activities, … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Report of the Office of the Ombuds

The 2017-2018 Report of the Ombuds is now available now. Click here to read it now.  The purpose of the Office of the Ombuds is to help members of the Penn community who are experiencing problems or conflict related to … Continue reading

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Financial Wellness Resources

In November, PPSA partnered with Penn HR to present a session on Financial Resources available to employees. We thank all participants for attending this session. The presentation used by the presenters is included here as a resource for you. We … Continue reading

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Dear Faculty and Staff – Thank You!

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Chats with Jack: 2018-2019

Jack Heuer, Ed.D., Vice President of Human Resources, along with PPSA, is continuing a program for monthly-paid employees. Chats with Jack, a small group discussions platform, began late March 2016. Three to four staff members are invited to meet with the Vice … Continue reading

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PPSA Book Club

PPSA is happy to continue our popular initiative: the PPSA Book Club! Learn more, and sign up for updates here…

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Penn HR Guide to Managing Life Events

Penn HR has created an extremely helpful resource for staff for managing life events. This resource was featured in the PPSA September Event titled ‘Parenting Up and Down’. You can access the guide online at www.hr.upenn.edu/life-event-guide

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Lynda.com Available to All Penn Faculty and Staff

Penn has entered into an expanded agreement with Lynda.com, an online video training service that provides instructional videos covering a wide range of software products, technologies and business topics. The agreement includes all Penn full-time and part-time faculty and staff. With … Continue reading

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Penn Dining Faculty & Staff Dining Plans

This fall, Penn Dining introduced new options – Faculty & Staff Dining Plans, which include a 5% discount on purchases and on-line preordering for pickup and delivery through the new Tapingo app (at select locations.) Any Faculty member or Staff … Continue reading

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