Human Resources/Personnel Information

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Departure/Separation from Penn State Information 

Guidelines for Hiring

Handbooks and Information Guides 

As of June 2018, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is reviewing and revising the content of the most recent Penn State Faculty Handbook and the ancillary handbook for part-time faculty, both of which have been intended for use as general reference tools rather than as official sources of University policies and guidelines. The office will provide updates about handbook content when the review and revision period is complete.  

In the interim, Penn State faculty and others should consult the University’s comprehensive policy website for information. Faculty also are encouraged to refer to the University Faculty Senate website, which includes a variety of resources for faculty, including the frequently updated Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

Information Relating to Educational Opportunities and Professional Development

Omnbudspersons (Department and College)

An Ombudsperson is a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university. 

Performance Evaluation and Management  

Promotion Process