Learning Opportunities -- Human Resources
advantage of the programs offered by Human Resources
to help further your professional and personal development.
The Learning and Education (L&E) and Quality of
Work Life (QOWL) departments are promoting several
programs in the month of April, as listed below. Visit
the HR website at www.hr.upenn.edu for
descriptions of the programs and to pre-register on-line.
Registration is required for all programs.
and Education programs
valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs,
Brown Bag Matinees, Satellite Broadcasts, and other programs. For questions
on L&E programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.
April 3 and Fri., April 4, 9 a.m.--5p.m.
Grammar Course (AMA Program) 2-day program
April 16, noon--1p.m.
April 23, 1--3 p.m.
Future Skills, What You Need to Succeed in 2003 and Beyond,
Featuring Bob Nelson(Live
Satellite Broadcast at Penn)
Special Event for Administrative Professional Day
April 25, noon--1p.m.
Closing the Gap (Brown Bag Matinee)
of Work Life programs
Resources continues to promote effective communication and health promotion
with workshops presented by experts from Penn Behavioral Health (our Employee
Assistance Program (EAP) and Work/Life Benefit provider), and Independence
Blue Cross (IBC).
personalized assistance with dependent care issues
and personal well-being, contact PENN Behavioral Health
at 1-888-321-4433 or go on-line to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/eap.asp. For
questions on QOWL programs, contact Orna Rosenthal
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
April 3, 11:30 a.m.--1p.m.
to Your Teenager (Employee Assistance and Work/Life Benefit workshop)
April 8, noon--1p.m.
April 17, 11:30 a.m.--1 p.m.
Said, She Said: Communicating Across the Gender Gap
(Employee Assistance and Work/Life Benefit workshop)
for monthly updates on HR programs in future Almanac editions.
of Human Resources
2003 Performance & Staff Development Program
Division of Human Resources continuously strives to enhance our Performance
and Staff Development Program (the annual performance appraisal program)
to support the University's strategic goals, meet the needs of our community,
and promote best practices. In doing this, we seek constant feedback from
supervisors and staff on our program in addition to benchmarking and researching
best practices in the field. Based on our recent research and feedback,
we have made minor changes to the annual performance appraisal process
for the 2003 cycle. The 2003 appraisal process will now include a 5-tier
overall rating system and a revised competency list consisting of 11 basic
competencies for all staff and an additional 3 supervisory competencies.
of the materials for the 2003 Performance and Staff
Development Program can be found on the HR website
If you have questions about the performance appraisal
process or need training for staff and/or supervisors,
contact the Division of Human Resources, Staff and
Labor Relations at (215) 898-6093.
of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 25, March 18, 2003