Penn State’s new employee assistance program, SupportLinc, goes live
New EAP offers University employees additional free programs, services including mental health navigator, virtual counseling support, coaching, text therapy and more
January 2024 – HealthEquity Phishing Email
An email sent to Penn State employees starting Monday, 01/08/2024, with subject line “Important information About Your Health Equity Account” is a phishing email.
2024 Benefits Reminders
University Park, PA. - As the new year approaches, Penn State HR would like to provide the following information/reminders to Penn State employees:
University Health Services to offer flu vaccine to University employees
The University Health Services (UHS) Pharmacy at the University Park campus is partnering with Penn State Human Resources to offer flu vaccines to employees and their dependents over age 18 who are covered under the University-sponsored health insurance.
2024 Benefits Open Enrollment has begun
Penn State's 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment starts today (Nov. 6) and runs through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 17. Through Workday, employees can elect their benefits for 2024.
Expanded family sick leave for full-time staff to take effect in January
As part of a continuing commitment to help improve quality of life for Penn State employees and their families, Penn State Human Resources is expanding the University’s family sick leave policy to 80 hours per year.
University reminds employees of flu, COVID-19 vaccines, resources and policies
Updated information for University employees, as it relates to flu and COVID-19 vaccine resources, health plan coverage and absence policies.
2024 Benefits Open Enrollment information now available
Penn State's 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment starts, Monday, Nov. 6, and runs through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 17. Information on health-care plan designs — which remain the same for 2024 — is available on a dedicated 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment section of the Penn State Human Resources website.
Nominations sought for the 2024 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards
Penn State Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards (FSAA) for 2024.
Maintaining affordability and stability focus of 2024 health plan
Penn State employees* will see the same high-quality health care plan designs in 2024, and most will see low increases in contributions as part of a plan to secure the best balance of coverage, services, and cost-sharing for all benefits-eligible employees.
Penn State Employees Encouraged to get a Flu Vaccine
With increased hybrid and remote-work provisions, the University will not offer specific campus-based flu shot clinics this season. However, there are many opportunities for employees throughout the commonwealth to receive a flu vaccination.
Penn State among nation's top employers for recent graduates in Forbes survey
Penn State ranked No. 21 among all large U.S. employers — public, private and nonprofit — for new college graduates entering the workforce, according to Forbes magazine’s recently released 2023 “America’s Best Employers for New Grads” survey.
Steve Scanlon honored with Fortunato Award for Excellence in Human Resources
Steve Scanlon, senior analyst in the Human Resources (HR) Compensation team, is the recipient of the 2023 Ray T. Fortunato Award for Excellence in Human Resources for his outstanding contributions to Penn State HR.
Enrollment for the Connected Leaders Academy now open for fall semester
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Enrollment for the Connected Leadership Academy (CLA) is now open for fall semester cohorts, with a deadline of Monday, July 10, to apply.
Penn State’s new full-time staff job catalog is now available online
As part of the Compensation Modernization Initiative, the Penn State Human Resources (HR) compensation team has released an online preview of the new full-time staff job catalog. This catalog contains a record of all full-time staff job profiles plus information on the levels associated with each profile. Information on salary grades will be released late in the summer.
Upcoming Health Advocate Webinars
Health Advocate provides new webinars at the beginning of each month. Webinars cover a wide range of topics and are approximately 45 – 60 minutes. The monthly webinars include a variety of topics.
Federal public health emergency set to end on May 11
End of COVID-19 emergency declaration will impact some insurance coverage, cost-share waivers.
Panel Discussion - "What's in a Name?"
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we invite you to join panelists from Procter & Gamble and Penn State for an online panel discussion on the importance of respecting the value and pronunciation of names of AAPI origin.
2023–24 Performance Review Cycle Reminder
The Human Resources (HR) Talent Management team is reminding staff that the 2023-24 Performance Review Cycle is underway. The current review cycle began on April 1 and will conclude on March 31, 2024. Workday is now open for goal setting and all full-time staff, executives, and non-academic administrators should have a task in their Workday inbox called "Set Content: 2023-2024 Setting Goals and Expectations".
Human Resources partners with Highmark to offer health benefits webinars throughout 2023
University Park, Pa – Penn State Human Resources is announcing a free webinar series for employees enrolled in the 2023 health care benefits in partnership with Highmark Blue Shield (Highmark), to