Welcome to the SAS Human Resources website

SAS Human Resources is committed to supporting and empowering the SAS community by addressing Human Resources in a manner that reflects our responsibility to our objectives of adding value, finding solutions to operational challenges, and preparing the School for tomorrow in support of the academic mission of the School and the University.

This website is designed to address the needs of various aspects of the Human Resources enterprise within SAS. You will find a variety of programs and information available such as current job listings, information for the staff recruiting, hiring and onboarding process, our SAS Staff Incentive Bonus Program, the annual appraisal process, event listings where you may sign up for volunteer and other available offerings, and links to Human Resources related information at the University level.   You will also find contact information for our department staff for further information. Please let us know if there are other areas you would find helpful that are not currently represented on our website by emailing your suggestion to sas-hr@sas.upenn.edu

Thank you,

Patricia Burns

Pay Timing in November and December

Dear Penn Faculty and Staff Members:

Prior to the electronic payment of compensation, pay was predominantly made by check and the checks were then manually distributed across campus. To ensure timely check distributions before Thanksgiving and the Special Winter Vacation, a special process was developed to issue checks earlier than the normal schedule. A recent review of this special process indicated that it often required substantial subsequent adjustments because the pay was estimated. This often created confusion for employees.

In our current process, the use of direct deposit and pay cards in lieu of checks has eliminated the risk of untimely payment distribution.

Moving forward, the University will follow the normal payment schedule in the weeks before Thanksgiving and the Special Winter Vacation.

Timing and Awareness

While the actual dates are a minimal change, we understand that any adjustment to the timing of your pay may impact you and your household. Penn is communicating this change now so you can plan in advance. For weekly paid staff, the Thanksgiving week and the fourth pay in December both move from Wednesday to Friday. For monthly paid faculty and staff, the pay moves to December 30.

Additional Benefits of a Normal Compensation Payment Schedule

You will now receive regular, steady payments based on your actual work, week-to-week or month-to-month, regardless of the season. This payment schedule eliminates the two- or six-week gap in paycheck payments.

Late Fall and Winter Compensation Payment Schedule


Weekly Paid Staff

Monthly Paid Faculty and Staff


Thanksgiving week payment date: Friday, November 25, 2016, the day after Thanksgiving

Payment date: November 30, 2016

The schedule change does not affect payments for this month.


Weekly payments throughout the month on Fridays, beginning December 2,and ending December 30,,2016

Payment date: December 30, 2016


Weekly payments throughout the month, beginning January 6, 2017

Payment date: January 31, 2017

The schedule change does not affect pay for this month.

This change to the payment schedule is grounded in thorough research and attentive discussions with Business Administrators and others across the University schools and centers.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll help desk at 215-898-6301 or payroll@exchange.upenn.edu.

Updates to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) employee rights posters

To view the most recent updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings, please view our Employee Rights (Federal) webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/sashr/employee-rights/federal

Automated Email Job Alerts for Careers@Penn

Simplify your internal job search with job alerts from Penn Human Resources. Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/jobalert to sign up and receive an automated email whenever new positions matching your criteria are posted. 

Free nutrition sessions with a registered dietitian through your health plan

Did you know that you’re eligible to receive free nutrition counseling sessions under your Penn health plan?  You can receive tailored nutritional guidance conveniently at SAS with on-site registered dietitians, who will provide nutrition counseling and education on topics such as weight management, hypertension, pre-diabetes/diabetes, high cholesterol, healthy pregnancy/breastfeeding, and other important health issues.

SAS Human Resources has scheduled registered dietitians to be on-site every Friday starting April 8 at 3600 Market in Suite 501. 

Contact the dietitians directly to schedule an appointment, (reference SAS Upenn):
By email: nutritionunlimitedrd@gmail.com
By phone: 267-239-5637

University of Pennsylvania Holiday Schedule

Please see the following link for information pertaining to the University's Recognized Holidays for Fiscal Year 2015:


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The staff of the School of Arts and Sciences is committed to the following objectives in support of our academic mission:

  • To add value. We will add value to our jobs, departments, programs and the School overall by establishing administrative effectiveness and efficiency, by maintaining the highest level of knowledge in our particular field, and by collaborating and working with others to ensure best practices.
  • To find solutions to operational challenges. We will embrace change and push to find innovative and imaginative solutions to difficult problems. We will challenge the status quo when necessary and will commit to a solution based approach to problem solving. 
  • To prepare the School for tomorrow. We will help build the infrastructure necessary for the School to grow and flourish in the changing world of higher education. We will recruit and retain the very best staff to increase our flexibility and response to unforeseen challenges ahead.