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Penn Childrens Center

Fee Reduction/Open Enrollment Summer and Fall Placements

Each year the Penn Children’s Center (the University’s child-care program) and the Division of Human Resources set aside funds to help reduce the cost of the program for qualified Penn staff. In January 2001, the Penn Children’s Center moved to new, larger quarters the Left Bank complex at 3160 Chestnut Street. Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall enrollment for toddlers and preschool age children. Waitlist applications for infants are also being accepted.

The Penn Children’s Center serves children ages 12 weeks through 5 years. The program features weekly themes and a diverse, multicultural curriculum, based on the principles of early childhood education. PCC features a nurturing infant program, well-equipped classrooms with computers, a multi-purpose indoor-gym room, and an outdoor playground. The teaching staff is highly trained in early childhood education.

Tuition fees for July 2, 2002–June 27, 2003

Penn rate available to Penn faculty, staff, students, and UPHS employees. Assisted rate is available only to regular University faculty and staff (not UPHS) who meet eligibility requirements. Subject to space availability.









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Drop In Care

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Sliding fee A rates for Univ. staff only with combined family income below $50,000

Sliding fee B rates
for Univ. staff only with combined family Income below $60,000

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Please contact Natalie Subeh at (215) 898-5272 for additional information or to arrange a tour. Visit our web page:

–Leroy Nunery, Vice President, Business Services

2002-2003 Parking Rates

For academic year 2002-2003, permit parking fees will increase an average of 5%, a $1.27per week increase in most University parking lots. The average permit rate will be $5.54 per working day (based on 250 working days). The daily flat rate for non-permit holders who park in Penn lots is between $10.00-$12.00.

The general permit parking fee structure is compliant with University policy that requires the Parking Program to be self-supporting. Parking fees pay for surface lot improvements (e.g., costs of pavement, fencing, striping, control gates), reduce the construction debt on garages, finance new construction of parking facilities, pay parking taxes and real estate rental fees, pay attendants’ salaries, and cover the cost of operating expenses (e.g., electricity, decals, snow removal).

2002-2003 Permit Parking Rates

15% City of Philadelphia parking tax included



Faculty/Staff Rate

Student Rate


(Annual, Sept.-Aug.)

(Academic Year, Sept.-May)

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Class A

Campus Parking



Class B

Remote/Student Commuter



Class C




Class D

Department Reserved



University faculty and staff are encouraged to pay their parking fees in installments through automatic payroll deduction. Equal installments (12 monthly or 52 weekly) will be taken from each pay issued September through August. Additionally, you will be automatically enrolled in the Penn Commuter Choice program, which offers you significant tax savings by deducting parking fees (up to $175 per month or $2,100 per year) on a pre-tax basis. Through Penn Commuter Choice, you do not pay federal or FICA taxes on the deducted amount.

–Leroy Nunery, Vice President, Business Services

Back-to-School Computer Sale

The Computer Connection’s annual Back-to-School Computer Sale is on now and continues until Septebmer 6. It features computers from Apple, Dell, and IBM. Faculty and staff may be eligible to finance their computer purchase through monthly payroll deductions offered by Penn’s Credit Union. A brochure will be distributed through intramural mail. Details are available online at (a PennNet ID and password are required for access).

Customized Penn Merchandise

Penn affiliates have an opportunity to create specialized Penn logo shirts, jackets, caps, and accessories through a new University partnership with Club Colors, a leading supplier of high-quality promotional products and insignia merchandise.

Through Club Colors’ program, individuals have access to a customized online catalog and store: This website allows orders of specialty Penn insignia merchandise, with the following features:

• Minimum order of one piece
• Your choice of various Penn logos to create your own design, customizable for your department or event
• All orders ship within 48 hours
• University-issued purchase orders receive a 12% discount from the online price

For more information about Club Colors, or to speak with a representative, contact Doug Murphy at (800) 249-2582 or e-mail

–Leroy Nunery,Vice President, Business Services

Penn Mail Service: Services and New USPS Postal Rates

Penn Mail Services current 12% surcharge has not changed. The fee is necessary to continue to offer the same quality of service and cover the rising costs for services paid by Penn Mail (i.e., costs of operations including fuel, utilities and equipment maintenance, new equipment purchases, relocation expenses, and employee wages/benefits).

Penn Mail Service currently provides the following services at no cost to departments:

• Sorting and delivery of approximately 2.6 million pieces of intramural mail
• Direct delivery service (twice daily) to 106 buildings and 159 mail stops
• Metering of more than 6.8 million pieces–all mail classes
• Provision of intramural mail envelopes
• Early morning mail pick-up at USPS for early distribution
• Pick-up of UPS ground shipments for same-day processing
• Bulk mail pick-ups for large orders (with prior notification)
• Provision of USPS trays and tubs for large mailings
• Consultative services on correct address, design, and postal discount policies

Note: (large mailings requiring a separate pickup will be subject to a minimum charge of $50).

Services and Savings Opportunities

Penn Mail Service has sorting equipment with advanced technology that accurately captures all classifications of USPS mail, ensuring that mail gets sorted in the appropriate postage categories. Penn Mail Service also offers other opportunities to save on mail jobs, including competitive folding/insertion rates and mailing list verification and certification which eliminates duplicate names and addresses, ensures correct addressing to save on undeliverable mail costs, and offers "action messages" to attract recipients’ attention.

Postal Rate Increase

The U.S. Postal Service has made several changes to its mail classes and rates, which took effect June 30, 2002. The table below offers a summary of the key services and changes.

For a complete listing, consult the USPS website:


Previous Rate

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First Class Letter

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Certified mail



Insured Mail



(over $50-$100)



*($1 for each additional $100 in value)

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Return Receipt



Penn Mail Service will continue its efforts to offer the University community high quality service at competitive rates. If you have questions regarding our offerings or any of the changes, please feel free to contact us at (215) 898-MAIL.

Additional information may be found on our website:

    —Janet Wetherill, Manager, Penn Mail Service


Campus Dining Services: Now Partnering with ARAMARK

Campus Dining Services announced in late May, that ARAMARK will become its new food services partner. Following a successful four-year relationship with Bon Appétit Management Company, the University conducted an evaluation of the University’s campus dining program and partnership model. Due to financial challenges and a different market direction, the University determined that a vendor change was necessary according to Lee Nunery, vice president, business services.

The University signed a letter of intent for a one-year management contract with ARAMARK, effective in July. During this twelve-month period, Penn will work with ARAMARK to develop short-term and long-term Campus Dining goals and strategies. Using its proprietary evaluation system, MarketMATCH, ARAMARK will assess the University’s dining program and provide master planning expertise to guide its retail and campus dining decisions. With this system, Penn plans to reevaluate its all-you-care-to-eat offerings and consider other opportunities to add flexibility, improve quality and innovate its campus dining program, Mr. Nunery added.

Penn will work with ARAMARK to add new retail and branded food options in 1920 Commons, and introduce other program enhancements for fall including:

  • A "Chefs’ Showcase" at Kings Court/English College House, with visiting chefs preparing meals and holding cooking presentations/discussions.
  • A revamped Sunday brunch with fine pastries, signature dishes, premium coffee, and newspapers available for diners.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK is a $9 billion corporation with worldwide experience in delivering food, facilities, and other management/support services. A leader in serving the higher education market, ARAMARK has successful partnerships with many peer institutions, including University of Virginia, Duke, University of Chicago, Boston University, and Yale.

Through a relationship with ARAMARK, Penn seeks to build on the successes of the last four years by introducing a new Campus Dining partner who will bring innovative solutions, fresh, creative food options, and expertise in designing and maintaining excellent facilities.

"We look forward to the next phases of this effort, working in collaboration with the College Houses, student leadership, and key campus constituencies to ensure that our mutual goal for a cost-effective "best in class" dining program is achieved.," Mr. Nunery said.


2002-2003 Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory Update

Production of the 2002-2003 Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory is progressing on schedule. All revisions made online by July 5, 2002 will appear in the 2002-2003 Telephone Directory (subject to your departmental Directory Liaison’s approval). Directories will be distributed to the campus community in mid-October.

Directory Liaisons: Upcoming Deadlines

Directory Liaisons should have received the following items by July 12, to verify or make revisions:
  • Departmental listing
  • Tan Pages proofs (for those who returned first edits by the July 1 deadline)
  • Emeritus Professor and Standing Faculty listings (if applicable)

If you have not updated your Tan Pages section(s), submit all changes before August 9. Submissions sent by this date will be considered final edits.

If you did not receive a hardcopy mailing, please contact the Telephone Directory staff: or (215) 898-7643.

To submit Tan Pages revisions:

New for 2002: Telephone Directory Orders

Telephone Directory Order Forms will be included in the mailing with the departmental listings.

Future Updates

For future updates to your directory record, go to Your PennNet ID and password are required to enter. (For more information regarding your PennNet ID and password, go to New staff members are urged to edit their record after they have obtained a PennCard and PennNet ID/password.

Faculty and staff should continue to use the online update feature to revise directory information throughout the year. These updates will be made immediately to the online directory, available from the main Penn webpage, allowing the University community access to immediate and accurate information.

For More Information

Contact Kimberly Lewis at (215) 898-7643, e-mail fsdirectory@pobox.upenn.

–Donna M. Petrelli-Aquino, Senior IT Support Specialist,
Division of Business Services

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 1, July 16, 2002


July 16, 2002
Volume 49 Number 1

Dr. Marvin Lazerson gets a new Endowed Chair in Education.
The annual GSE Awards are presented.
The Penn Cancer Center is renamed.
The Faculty Senate's Slate of nominees for the Senate Executive Committee.
PPSA's 2002-2003 Board has been elected.
The A-3 Assembly's officers invite all A-3 employees to a July meeting.
The Trustees held their full board meetings last month.
The report of the Council Committee on Facilities deals with classrooms, Campus Development Plan, and Transportation.
Graduate Medical Education has a new director.
Speaking Out about the future of the BioPond and protecting personal privacy.
Honors for faculty, staff, students, and HUP
Research Foundation Awards for Spring 2002.
Research Roundup: Sumerian Dictionary, Smallpox, Alzheimer's Disease, and Schizophrenia.
New challenges, more efforts to conserve energy and control energy costs.
Business Services: Parking Rates; Children's Center; Mail Service; Dining Services; Customized Penn merchandise; Directory Update; Computer Connection.
New Security Measures for Penn's Networked Systems will require replacing PennNet ID and password PennKeys and passwords.