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Benefits & Compensation

Penn's comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in higher education. We offer market-competitive salaries and outstanding benefits that reflect the University’s commitment to excellence.

General Benefits

Time Off

The University provides a variety of options for compensated and uncompensated time away from work for personal needs. Please contact GSE HR for questions about which option works best for your particular situation.


    For information on the compensation process or policies, please work directly with GSE HR.

    Additional Benefits

    Individual Service Providers

    During fiscal year 2017, the University began implementing policy changes and a new process to properly classify and pay individual service providers. These changes were necessary to ensure the University’s compliance with U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and other regulatory requirements related to the treatment of workers. The changes affect:

    • Employment Classification Process
    • Payment to Individuals for Human Subject Fees
    • Payment for Honoraria
    • Limited Engagement
    • Procurement, Payment and Reporting of Independent Contractors

    As of July 1, 2017, all potential individual service providers must go through the new classification process, if they have not already done so.

    The individual completing the work must complete the Service Provider Questionnaire. The department/program engaging the individual must complete the Service Provider Evaluation form. Both must then be submitted to the Business Office for review and classification.

    *Please note: this process must be completed and reviewed by Purchasing prior to submission of invoice.

    For questions about this process, or to submit forms, click here.

    Please visit Independent Contractors and Limited Engagement Service Providers for information on these types of work contracts.

    Contact Penn GSE Human Resources

    For any questions, concerns, or additional information regarding Human Resources topics, please contact us.


    Kate Hellings
    Chief People Officer
    3440 Market Street, Office 355


    Kristine Chin
    HR Manager,

    Training & Operations


    3440 Market Street, Office 353


    Olivia Farkas 

    HR Manager,

    Recruitment & Retention
    3440 Market Street, Office 354