New HR website designed to be easier to navigate

Human Resources has launched a redesigned website aimed at making it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.

The new site has two distinct portals: a public site geared toward prospective employees, and an internal site built for faculty, staff, and retirees. The public site can be viewed by anyone and is the place where prospective faculty and staff can search for jobs and learn more about Penn as a place to work. 

The internal site is where Penn faculty, staff, and retirees can find detailed information about pay, benefits, work-life programs, career advancement, and other key personnel items. Logging in with a staff or faculty PennKey and password provides access to everything. 

“Our goal was to transform the HR website into a visually appealing, user-friendly, effective recruitment and retention tool,” says Jack Heuer, vice president of human resources. “We wanted a cleaner, more modern design consistent with Penn’s homepage.”

The site's key features include a revamped homepage where readers can find news and announcements as well as links to the University’s jobs site, policy manual, important forms, and HR event and program registration. New to the homepage are videos showcasing Penn employees at work.

“We condensed 900 pages down to less than 700 for easier navigation,” says Terri Ryan, manager of human resources communications. “We hope that our staff and faculty will take some time to browse the site and learn more about all that we offer.”

Information on Penn benefits such as health and life insurances, retirement, and tuition reimbursement for employees and their dependents, professional development programs, work-life balance support, pay and performance practices, awards and appreciation programs, and other topics is easily accessible from the homepage.

Members of the Penn community with questions or comments can contact Human Resources at

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