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Employees can now enroll for fall 2024 Connected Leaders Academy programs

Applications for McKinsey & Company’s Connected Leaders Academy (CLA), offered by Penn State Human Resources (HR), are currently open for University managers and leaders interested in joining the September, October and November 2024 cohorts. The applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Human Resources offers ongoing free mental health webinars throughout 2024

Following up on the success of May’s Mental Health Month webinar, Penn State Human Resources and the University’s Employee Assistance partner, SupportLinc, are offering additional seminars through the remainder of the year.
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Irv Wilson honored with Fortunato Award for Excellence in Human Resources

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Irv Wilson, applications developer in the Human Resources (HR) Information Technology team, is the recipient of the 2024 Ray T.

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SustainaLions, new Employee Resource Group announced

The mission of SustainaLions is to educate, engage and connect Penn State employees through a collaborative alliance focused on sustainability; and to encourage an ethic and practice of sustainability for a greener future.
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2024–25 Performance Review Cycle now available

Workday is now open for goal-setting for all full-time staff, executives and non-academic administrators.
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Compensation Modernization initiative concludes with $60 million investment in staff salaries

Penn State has concluded its Compensation Modernization initiative with a $60 million investment to better align staff salaries with new, market-informed salary grades.

Workday updates to include pronouns, audio pronunciation of employees' names

As part of Penn State’s efforts to promote and foster equity, inclusion and belonging, Human Resources (HR) is rolling out new Workday features designed to support individual identities.  
End of Year Review

End-of-year performance reviews set to begin Feb. 15

For University executives, non-academic administrators and full-time staff employees, the final step of the 2023-24 performance review cycle, the End-of-Year (EOY) review, begins Thursday, Feb. 15, and must be completed by Sunday, March 31.
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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
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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.

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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:

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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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. 
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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.