Open Enrollment, when University faculty and staff have a one-week window for choosing among benefits options, will be April 21 through 30 this year, and detailed, personalized information for each faculty and staff member is to be mailed by the first week in April, Human Resources Vice Presdient Clint Davidson announced last week.
That timing drives the schedule for decision-making on elements of the new package proposed by the Benefits Advisory Committee (Almanac February 11), Provost Stanley Chodorow said earlier this month in urging Council to put the document on the agenda for March 5. Other consultations about the report are in progress now:
Over 200 attended the Penn Professional Staff Assembly's Q & A session last week (see detailed report).
The Senate Executive Committee has scheduled a discussion for Friday, February 28 (see notice), and the deans of the schools are expected to announce consultation meetings directly to their faculties.
The A-3 Assembly will hold an open meeting for support staff on Thursday, February 27 (see notice for a sampling of members' advance questions). Additional A-3 and A-1 staff presentations are scheduled by the Human Resources Office (see schedule for a list to date).
Individual faculty/staff are invited to send their questions by email to benefits@pobox, Associate Provost Barbara Lowery reminded; or, they may address questions to her or to Mr. Davidson at their campus offices.
Volume 43 Number 23
February 25, 1997
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