Provost Administrative Affairs
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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.
New Position or Additional Pay Requests
If a department would like to add a new permanent position (full-time or part-time that is not filling an established position), or request an acting rate or additional pay for a staff member, the request must be submitted through the New Position or Additional Pay Request Process. Please visit our Position (New and Reclass) and Compensation Requests page (PennKey Required) for details and to submit your request.
Policy regarding Remote Work Expenditures
Purchasing Services has released the financial policy and guidance concerning Remote Work Expenditures with the purpose to ensure the appropriate stewardship of University funds as we support remote work. For the full policy, please see Financial Policy 2330.
To return to work on campus, employees and/or HR Analysts must complete specific items. Please visit Return to Campus to review and complete these items.
For up-to-date information and University news and announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/. Some important items of note include:
- Summer Screening and Symptomatic/Close-Contact Testing
- Faculty, Postdoc, and Staff FAQs
- PennOpen Pass
Penn's Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) has prepared safety information and resources for all employees, research labs, and essential employees, including:
- Eating and use of Conference Rooms
- General COVID-19 Workplace Safety - US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- Precautions: Universal Mask and Cloth Face Covering
Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) also has COVID-19 Information on their website including:
- Housekeeping FAQs
- PPE and Disinfectant Procurement Guidelines
- Mechanical/Electronic/Plumbing/HVAC Systems
Transportation and Parking has updated information including:
- Ridership Requirements for Penn Transit
- New Parking Options
- WageWorks Commuter Parking Card for as needed parking: https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/permits-passes/parking-permits/wageworks-commuter-parking-card.html
- LUCY route information
Penn Sustainability has Sustainability Tips for returning to campus, covering commuting options, purchasing practices, and waste practices. Learn more about sustainability at Pennby visiting: sustainability.upenn.edu
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (PennKey required) is available for free, confidential, 24/7 counseling and referral services for personal and professional life issues
Wondering what is currently open around campus? Shops at Penn has a list of restaurants and businesses open for you to visit when you return.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your Human Resources Director.