2021-22 Staff Information

In response to guidelines issued by the University of Pennsylvania aimed at ensuring the health and safety of our school community, Penn is operating under the following protocols:

Vaccine & Testing Requirements

As announced by the University on August 25, all current faculty, staff, and postdocs are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 unless you have a religious or medical exemption. You can record your COVID-19 vaccination status securely and confidentially in Workday. Those who do not record a vaccination will face disciplinary action up to and including termination. Visit the University's vaccination page for more details.

Students, faculty, staff, and postdocs who are not vaccinated will continue to test twice weekly. 

In addition, any member of the Penn community who wants to access a COVID screening test for any reason may participate in volunteer testing by scheduling a screening test.

PennOpen Pass

For symptom tracking and contact tracing purposes, everyone on campus is now required to complete PennOpen Pass every day.

Building Access

The Annenberg School is piloting a program this fall whereby staff will work in the office three days per week, with the option to work at home two days. Staff may also choose to work full time in the office, or just one day at home. Staff should coordinate their schedule with their managers.

If You Are Sick

In accordance with current guidelines, if you are feeling unwell, seek medical guidance. If you are unable to work due to COVID-19 illness, please email your supervisor and ASC-HR@asc.upenn.edu.

Employee Assistance Program

These are challenging times, and Penn’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides eligible faculty and staff and their families access to free, confidential, 24/7 counseling and referral services for personal and professional life issues from any location. Learn more about the EAP here.

Penn HR COVID-19 Resources for Staff and Supervisors

Please refer to the Penn Division of Human Resources webpages listed below for helpful information. Email Donna Burdumy with any questions.

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