Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board has issued the following
statement regarding PENNCard policies and the enforcement of these
that building security is currently a School and Center responsibility,
the Division of Public Safety (DPS) Advisory Board also recognizes
that DPS must be prepared to undertake heightened security measures
at specific buildings or across campus in the event of an emergency
or high security risk. The Advisory Board reviewed the current
policies governing the use of PENNCard identification cards, and
wishes to acknowledge that there are currently two University
of Pennsylvania policies governing their use:
first policy is the University of Pennsylvania Human Resources
Policy Number 119. This policy states, "Each faculty and
regular staff member will be issued a photo identification card
(PENNCard) while a member of the University community. The PENNCard
is the property of the University of Pennsylvania and is not transferable.
It should be carried at all times and presented upon request of
any University official."
second PENNCard policy is the University of Pennsylvania Security
Policy for 24 Hour Academic Buildings (see Almanac
Of Record, January 18, 2000). This policy requires faculty,
staff and students utilizing Academic Buildings between the hours
of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. to prominently display their PENNCard identification.
Advisory Board wishes to note that in the event of a heightened
security risk, members of the Penn community must be prepared
for the enforcement of these policies, as well as potentially
greater restrictions on access to campus buildings and events.
To that end, the DPS Advisory Board recommends that these policies
be expanded to include a statement to the effect that "Faculty,
staff and students of the University of Pennsylvania must carry
their PENNCard identification cards with them, or risk being denied
access to a University event or building." The DPS
Advisory Board also wishes to acknowledge that some Schools and
Centers may implement procedures regarding their individual building
internal security that exceed those governing the general PENNCard
policies adopted by the University.
Culhane, Chair, DPS Advisory Board
Rush, Vice President, DPS
Dennis Culhane, Chair, DPS Advisory Board
Tom Rambo, Chief of Police,UPPD
Elijah Anderson, Sociology
Jeanne Arnold, African American Resource Center
William Baxt, Emergency Medicine
David Brownlee, College Houses &Academic Services
Glenn Bryan, City & Community Relations
Rev. William Gipson, Chaplain
Larry Gross, Annenberg School for Comm.
Odell Guyton,Corporate Compliance Officer
Barry Hilts, Facilities Operations
Dana Hork, UA Chair
Sean Kennedy, Anesthesia
Mike Krouse, UA
Peter Kuriloff, Education
Christopher Leahy, GAPSA Chair
Vivian Seltzer, SSW
Howard Stevenson, Pediatrics, GSE
Barry Stupine, Vet. Hospital
Wendy White, VP & General Counsel
Neil Weiner, CSYP
D. L. Wormley, Neighborhood Initiatives, UCD
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 14, December 4, 2001
December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14
Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the
new vice president and chief of staff.
Equity Committee's Report on the status of women faculty
at Penn concludes that problems reside primarily in individual
departments rather than at the University-wide level.
and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate
an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental
Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various
constituencies including staff and students.
Emergency Services has a new director
with decades of experience.
of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning
enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and
professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
Faculty/Staff Directory is
out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled
by that office over the past several years.
Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who
want to prepare for the future.
shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration
Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next
one is Friday