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

SAS FY2016 Staff Recognition Program

We invite you to help us identify staff members throughout the School of Arts and Sciences that have made extraordinary contributions this year by nominating them for the Staff Recognition Program award. 

The Program has been improved to better reflect its goals and to streamline the nomination and selection process.  However the criteria remain the same:

  • Outstanding customer service
  • Initiative and innovation in solving problems or improving service
  • Actions which result in measurable and significant cost savings
  • Successful completion of special projects
  • Other accomplishments that have a particularly positive impact on the department or the School or the University

For full details of the program and to submit a nomination, please go to:


We encourage you to take this opportunity to nominate an individual staff member, a team, or yourself for an award.  Online nominations will be accepted at any time through July 15, 2016, and should be based on qualifying activities from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Brian Clark, SAS Human Resources, at extension (215) 573-9350 or via email at briclark@sas.upenn.edu.

2016-2017 Benefits Open Enrollment

.2016-2017 Benefits Open Enrollment is Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 29. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to your health care elections. Open Enrollment takes place each April, and any changes made during this period become effective for the following plan year (July 1–June 30).

For more information CLICK HERE

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

Update Sessions: Revisions to Staff Short-Term Disability Policy

Effective July 1, 2016, significant changes to the University’s Staff Short Term Disability policy will go into effect. You can learn more about these changes here.

Click here for a copy of the presentation  from the recent information sessions. 

Career Coaching at Penn

Career Coaching is a free, confidential support service for full-time and part-time staff who have been employed in their current position at Penn for at least one year. It provides consultations about career development, skills, and mobility. Avail yourself of individual coaching sessions, learn to assess your skills and values as they relate to your professional life, see how you can grow in your current job, and polish your résumé-writing skills.

Please see the following link for more information and to access coaching resources:


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.