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Business Services Update

Penn’s Business Services Division (BSD) provides the leadership, business practices, facilities and services needed to develop and maintain a hospitable, fiscally responsible, customer-friendly campus environment.  The following is an update on program and service information that should be of particular interest to faculty and staff.

— Marie Witt, Associate Vice President

2005-2006 Parking Rates

Effective September 1, 2005, the following rates are available to faculty and staff of the University and Health System:

Permit Class

Description

Monthly*

Weekly*

Class A

Campus Parking

$125.00

$31.25

Class B

Remote

$78.35

$19.60

Class C

Evening/Weekend

$40.00

$10.00

*(15% City of Philadelphia parking tax included)

At an average of $6.25 per working day, permit rates are significantly less than the daily average rate of $12.00 that non-permit holders will pay in Penn’s transient parking lots. 

University faculty and staff have the option to pay their permit parking fees through automatic payroll deduction. With this option, you will be automatically enrolled in the Penn Commuter Choice program, which offers you significant tax savings by deducting parking fees on a pre-tax basis. 

If you are currently a permit holder and have any changes to your status, including a new car, license plate, address or telephone number, or a new position at Penn, please contact the Parking office with this information. You will not be sent a parking profile.  Please e-mail the office at fsparking@pobox.upenn.edu or call (215) 898-8667. 

Lot Closing

Please note that Penn’s surface lot at 34th and Chestnut Street will permanently close on July 29. To learn about parking options on campus, visit: www.business-services.upenn.edu/parking.

 

Penn Children’s Center Enrollment

While the Penn Children’s Center (PCC) is currently filled to capacity, it is accepting waitlist applications for infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children.  Enrollment for all ages is subject to space availability. 

PCC, located at the Left Bank complex at 3160 Chestnut Street, serves children ages 12 weeks through five years. The program features weekly themes and a diverse, multicultural curriculum.  PCC features a nurturing infant program, well-equipped classrooms with computers, a multi-purpose indoor-gym room, an outdoor playground and a children’s garden. The teaching staff is highly trained in early childhood education and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Each year, PCC and the Division of Human Resources set aside funds to help reduce the cost of the program for qualified members of the Penn community.  Please review the rates for FY 2005 below, available to Penn faculty, staff, students and UPHS employees.  

Tuition Rates*

Effective July 5, 2005 Through July 1, 2006

July 2005

Penn

Regular

Assisted A

Assisted B

Infants

5 days

302

333

181

220

4 days

265

291

159

198

3 days

219

241

131

165

2 days

150

163

89

111

Toddlers

5 days

254

283

149

190

4 days

228

254

136

170

3 days

202

226

119

150

2 days

137

153

81

102

Pre-School

5 days

207

233

124

155

4 days

182

205

118

136

3 days

150

167

89

111

2 days

110

124

65

82

Drop In Care

Preschool  $60
Toddlers  $73
Infants   $80

* Tuition rates are per week; drop-in care fees are per day.

Assisted rates are available to regular University (not UPHS) employees that meet eligibility requirements, subject to space availability and funding.  Part-time slots and sibling discounts are also available.  Please contact Natalie Subeh, executive director, or Anjali Chawla, director, at (215) 898-5268 for additional information or to arrange a tour. Visit: www.upenn.edu/childcare.

 

2005-2006 Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory Update

This year’s printed listings will be based solely on information displayed in the Penn View of the Online Directory. All revisions made online by July 12, 2005 will appear in the 2005-2006 Directory. Department directory liaisons are responsible for verifying and making any necessary edits to online listings, and selecting which records should be printed, by August 15. Directories will be distributed in mid-October.

Directory Liaisons:  Upcoming Deadlines

Blue Pages

You will receive the following items by July 18, to verify or make revisions:

  • Blue Pages proofs (for drafts returned by July 11)
  • Emeritus professor and standing faculty listings (if applicable)
  • Directory order form

If you have not updated your Blue Pages section(s), please submit all changes before August 15.  These submissions will be considered final edits.  If you did not receive a hardcopy mailing, please contact the Telephone Directory staff at fsdirectory@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-7643.

To submit Blue Pages revisions:

Mail, e-mail or fax changes to the Telephone Directory Office: 

White Pages

Verify and, if necessary, edit listings online, plus select records to be printed by August 15. Please refer to detailed instructions sent via e-mail in early July for the new white pages online process.

Future Updates

Faculty and staff should continue to use the online update feature at www.upenn.edu/directories/ to revise directory information throughout the year.  You will need your PennKey and password. We encourage new staff members to review their record after they have obtained a PennCard and PennKey/password.

For More Information

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

—Donna M. Petrelli-Aquino,
IT Project Leader, Division of Business Services

 

Summer on University Square

This summer, Penn’s University Square presents a variety of fare for the Penn community, visitors and neighbors.

Farmers Market--area farmers showcase fresh vegetables, fruit and baked goods every Wednesday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Music Series--local bands present live music ranging from jazz to Indian fusion every Thursday,  5-7 p.m.

Summer Fest:  Now through July 15, check out sand sculptures and take advantage of extended Farmers Market and Music Series dates, enjoy both events  on July 12, 13 and 14. Shop the summer sales, enjoy an iced beverage outdoors or come inside and enjoy lunch or dinner at our many restaurants and cafés.

All events take place at 36th and Walnut Streets outside the Penn Bookstore, weather permitting.

sand sculpture

This whimsical sand sculpture at University Square was created by Peter Slavin along with Matthew Deibert. When not sculpting sand, Peter Slavin of Fear No Ice! Can be found sculpting in ice as he did here in December.

 

Computer Connection’s Back-To-School Sale

During Penn Computer Connection’s Back-To-School Sale, happening now until September 9, faculty, staff and students can take advantage of educational discounts on Apple, Dell and IBM products. Log on to www.upenn.edu/computerstore for more information on the sale or visit the Computer Connection at 3610 Sansom St. 

 

New Name for the Faculty Club

In order to represent all eligible members –faculty, staff, graduate students and alumni –Penn’s Faculty Club is changing its name to the University Club at Penn.  The name change was made official at the Club’s annual meeting in May. The University Club will continue to offer all the same great services. For information on membership, visit www.business-services.upenn.edu/facultyclub/ or call (215) 898 4618.

 

SEPTA Tokens

Many departments purchased SEPTA tokens for Penn purposes from Currency One, which recently closed its location on the second floor of the Penn Bookstore.  In the fall, the Student Federal Credit Union (SFCU) will open a second branch in the vacated space. SFCU will be pleased to provide SEPTA tokens to staff in addition to its regular member services. To purchase tokens for departmental use, a staff member will need to complete a c368 form and take it to Accounts Payable, who will issue a ‘will call check’ within three business days. Staff must then take the check, along with an authorization letter from Accounts Payable, to the SFCU. A valid PennCard will be required at the time of the transaction. For more information on this process, please contact Accounts Payable at (215) 898-7272.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 1, July 12, 2005

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