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 Staff Recognition Award 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 an SAS Recognition Award.  These awards recognize contributions from staff members that are above and beyond the staff member's job description and whose work is consistent with and committed to the School's objectives for excellent performance. Outstanding performance which may merit an award includes one or more of the following:

  • 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 and reflect the core values of Penn Arts and Sciences

To submit a nomination, please go to: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/sashr/content/sas-staff-recognition-program

For full details on the Staff Recognition Program, including an overview of the process and policies, 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 August 16, 2019, and should be based on qualifying activities from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Recruitment Process Freezes for Workday Transition

In preparation to successfully transition from our current systems to WorkDay, we will have “black out” periods for some of our HR processes.

Freeze on Posting of PositionsJune 3, 2019 is the last day SAS-HR can accept submissions in the requisition system to post a position on Penn’s job site.  After this date, requisitions for posting a position will not be able to be processed until July 1, 2019.

Freeze on Start DatesBetween June 14 and June 30, 2019, we will not be able to have start dates for any new hires.  The applicant tracking system will remain open through June and hiring proposals can be submitted, but the start date will need to be on or after July 1.

Please feel free to contact SAS HR if you have any questions regarding these time schedules.  Unfortunately, we will not have any flexibility with these dates.

We encourage you to visit https://www.workday.upenn.edu/ to find out more about Workday at Penn

Penn Employee Solution Center

The Penn Employee Solution Center is part of Penn’s Human Capital Management Transformation Initiative to improve our people-centered services and provide consistent, up-to-date responses to the Penn community's questions.You can call the Solution Center at 215-898-7372 or hcmsolutioncenter@upenn.edu for questions about the following areas:

  • Compensation
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Leave (PTO, FMLA, disability)
  • Payroll
  • Retiree email support
  • Time reporting and eTime
  • Tuition benefits

To learn more about the HCM Transformation initiative, visit https://www.workday.upenn.edu/   

Tasty Treats: A Tasty Way to Say Thank You!

Available for pick-up in an Arts and Sciences branded cup:

  TREAT                                     MESSAGE
  Starbursts:                               You're a STAR in SAS!
  Reese's Cups:                         Have I told you REESEntly 
                                                          how much you're appreciated?!
  Chocolate Chip Cookies:        Thanks for Chipping in!
  Mars/Milky Way                       You are Out of this World!
  Lifesaver                                 Thanks for being a Lifesaver!
  M & M's                                   Many and Many thanks for all you do!
  Swedish Fish                          You are o-FISH-ally the best! Thank you!

See the full website: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/rewards-and-recognition/tasty-ways-say-thank-you

There are two ways to obtain tasty treats for distribution. You can either purchase some of the treats and be reimbursed or certain treats are available at selected pick up locations. You can order and pick up treats in an SAS branded cup at specified locations by submitting a Tasty Recognition Treats Request Form:

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

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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.