BULLETINS: Human Resources

QOWL Workshops

This semester The Division of Human Resources will present eight workshops related to emotional well-being and life balance issues.

All workshops will be held in the conference room located in the 1st floor lobby of 3401 Walnut Street.

If interested in attending any or all of the workshops, call (215) 898-5116 or e-mail rosenthal@hr.upenn.edu to register.

Emotional Well-Being

(Presented by PENN-Friends, our Employee Assistance Service Provider) On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 February 9  Emotional Skills for Workplace Success
 March 8  Relationships: Making Time for Each Other
 April 12  Stress Reducing Techniques to Use at Your Desk
 May 10 Take the Burnout Test: Learn to Prevent and Overcome Workplace Overload

Life Balance

(Presented by Ceridian Performance Partners, our Life Balance Provider) On the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 February 17  Connecting with Your Teens
 March 16  The Single Parent Experience
 April 20  Grandparenting: Changing Families, Changing Roles
 May 18  Bridging the Miles: Caregiving from a Distance

--Division of Human Resources

Introductory Period Reminder

The Introductory Period policy and process for newly hired staff members was revised effective January 1, 2000. Supervisors are reminded that they should share written performance expectations with their new staff members during the first week of employment using the new Introductory Period Performance Plan. The Introductory Period Performance Plan, Guidelines for Supervisors, policy, and other materials can be accessed via the Division of Human Resources web site at www.hr.upenn.edu. For more information on the revised Introductory Period, please refer to the December 14, 1999 Almanac, contact the Division of Human Resources/Staff and Labor Relations at (215) 898-1344, or e-mail us at askhr@hr.upenn.edu.

--Division of Human Resources 

Financial Planning: February 1-3

Join us during Financial Planning Week for a seminar entitled Estate Planning--Completing the Circle, presented by American Express Financial Advisors. You will learn how to:

  • create a "Life Options plan"
  • reduce taxes on your estate
  • leave a legacy for loved ones, charities or other organizations
  • balance your needs today with the needs of others tomorrow
  • exert more control over how your estate is ultimately distributed

You have a choice of sessions on three consecutive days:

 February 1:  noon-1:30 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m.
 February 2:  10:30 a.m.-noon, 2-3:30 p.m.
 February 3:  noon-1:30 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m.

All sessions will be held at 105 Williams Hall. To register call 1-800-220-2190, Ext. 303, or e-mail william.b.carter@AEXP.com.

--Division of Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 17, January 18, 2000