FSAA Awards

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.

Health Plan

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. 

Flu Vaccine

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.

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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

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.

CLA Open

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.

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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.

Health Advocate Webinars

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.

What's in a name

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.

Set Goals

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".

Highmark Webinars

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

End of Year Review

End-of-year staff performance review to begin Feb. 13

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For full-time Penn State staff employees, the final step of the 2022-23 performance review cycle, the end-of-year review, begins Monday, Feb.

Jill Musser

New Senior Director of Employee Benefits Joins HR Leadership

Jennifer Wilkes, chief human resources officer and vice president for human resources (HR) at Penn State, has appointed Jill Musser the new senior director of employee benefits. Musser began her new role on Jan. 3.

Dovizia Long

New senior director of labor and employee relations joins HR leadership

Jennifer Wilkes, chief human resources officer and vice president for human resources, has appointed Dovizia Long the new senior director of labor and employee relations. Long began her new role on Dec. 1.

Total Compensation Calculator

Human Resources announces new Total Compensation Calculator

Penn State Human Resources (HR) Benefits and Information Technology teams have partnered to create a new interactive Total Compensation Calculator for all prospective and current University employees. This new tool is intended to summarize the estimated value of compensation and benefits provided as a staff, faculty, or technical service employee with Penn State.

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2023 Benefits Open Enrollment Has Begun

Penn State's 2023 Benefits Open Enrollment starts today, Tuesday, November 1, and runs through Friday, November 18, 5:00 pm EST.