What to know about this year’s Be in the Know campaign
The 2020-21 Be in the Know campaign, an initiative with rewards that promotes well-being among Penn faculty and staff, welcomes Virgin Pulse as its new wellness platform partner.
Penn announces COVID-19 childcare grant
The Penn COVID-19 Childcare Grant helps faculty, staff, and postdoctoral trainees at the University who incur childcare expenses for care during the academic year.
HR’s ‘Return to Campus Guide’ details on-campus health and safety for faculty and staff
Every University faculty and staff member will receive a face covering and Penn’s Return to Campus Guide in the mail detailing on-campus health and safety for faculty and staff returning to campus.
Honoring outstanding staff members with 2020 Models of Excellence awards
The traditional Models of Excellence ceremony could not take place in April because of the coronavirus, but the entire Penn community celebrates the 2020 honorees.
Cassandra Adams helps students navigate the health system in a crisis
As part of the Essential Staff Profiles series, Cassandra Adams’ work as a medical receptionist with Student Health Services is a critical service that helps keep students safe navigating their medical needs.
New changes for Open Enrollment for 2020-21
There are new changes for the Open Enrollment 2020-21 plan year. Sue Sproat, executive director of benefits in the Division of Human Resources, outlines the changes to benefits for eligible Penn employees.
Penn Human Resources gives advice for working from home during the coronavirus crisis
Penn human resources offers tips and resources for working from home during the coronavirus crisis
What to know about Be in the Know 2019-20
With the 2019-20 Be in the Know campaign in full swing, there are more options than ever to achieve the maximum of 300 Bonus Action points by July 2020.
The dangers of vaping
Vaping has been marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, but recent deaths and acute respiratory illnesses have belied that claim. Pulmonologist and smoking cessation expert Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the e-cigarette phenomenon and why it’s dangerous.
Can artificial intelligence help answer HR’s toughest questions?
Wharton's Peter Cappelli and Prasanna Tambe discuss the challenges companies face when they outsource their Human Resources departments to AI, allowing algorithms to remedy imperfect human decision-making for hiring, firing, scheduling, and promoting.
In the News
What’s new, and what’s not, in the reported birth of the CRISPR babies
The Perelman School of Medicine’s Kiran Musunuru said that the birth of gene-edited babies does not constitute a scientific advancement because “there was nothing preventing previous researchers who edited human embryos from doing the same, except their own ethics and morals.”
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