Provost Administrative Affairs

Provost Administrative Affairs provides budget and finance, human resource, technology, and capital project planning and support to the centers reporting to the Provost. The office assists departments with effectively stewarding their resources consistent with University policies and processes.

Exception to the Hiring Freeze Requests

As of April 13, 2020, there is a University-wide hiring freeze for all new and replacement positions, except for grant-funded positions, through June 30, 2021. No hires should be made unless they have been approved through the exception process. Please visit our Exception to the Hiring Freeze Request page (PennKey Required) for details and to submit your request.

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Penn's Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) has prepared safety information and resources for all employees, research labs, and essential employees.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Human Resources Director.