Human Resources

The Provost Administrative Affairs Human Resources team can assist staff and supervisors with questions regarding recruiting, hiring, staff relations, workplace conflict, policy interpretation, Family Medical Leave (FML), training needs, and other human resource issues.

Please see the pages on the left for information on various human resources related topics.

If you have any questions, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

New Position, Existing Position, or Acting Rate Requests

If a department would like to add a new permanent position (full-time or part-time), fill an established position, or request an acting rate for a staff member, the request must be submitted through the New Position, Replacement, or Acting Rate Request Process. Please visit our Position and Compensation Requests page (PennKey Required) for details and to submit your request.

Additional Pay Requests

As of January 1, 2023, all Provost staff submitted a request for additional pay are required to have the Additional Comp Approval form completed in advance of agreeing to do any additional work.  This completed form should be shared with the paying department so that they can attach it to their Workday request which routes to HR and then your budget team. If the form isn’t attached to the Workday request going forward we will have to return the request and ask that it be redone which could cause payment delays.

The form can be done in a way that it covers a period of time.  This means it can be used more than once in a year if the description of additional work is done in a way that reflects the entire need versus each instance the work is being done.

Exemption Requests from PAA Talent Acquisition Process

To exempt any full-time or part-time regular staff positions from the Office of Provost Administrative Affairs Talent Acquisition Process, you must complete this form. Please ensure you provide responses to all of the questions to support the exemption request. Your request will be routed for review, and an email will be sent to the person submitting the request when review is complete.

Important Links

Workday@Penn will transform how we deliver human capital management-related services, such as staff recruitment, faculty and staff benefits administration, payroll, time management, and more.

Penn Employee Solution Center is available to help with your HR/payroll questions.  Knowledgeable Solution Center Specialists are available Monday through Friday, during business hours, to answer your questions about retirment, health benefits, tuition benefits, and more.

Onboard@Penn provides consistent, efficient, and friendly first-day services for new hires. It is part of Penn’s initiative to enhance our people-centered services.

myHR is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by Penn's Division of Human Resources that shows you how to make the most of the benefits, programs, and services they provide.

Penn's Division of Human Resources is the Central HR office for the University.

The Manager's Toolkit provides information and resources you need to effectively manage staff at all stages of their career.

Careers@Penn is where you can find new opportunities as your career develops—from your first job out of school to your first leadership role, and all points in between.

If you are a candidate for a faculty position, please visit the Penn Faculty Jobs Board.