Welcome Message

Susan Basso, VP for Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources at Penn State! Whether you’re here to explore employment opportunities at the University, or you are interested in learning more about your benefits as a current employee, we hope this website provides you with an engaging and productive experience. The Office of Human Resources strives to be an agile, trusted strategic partner that delivers sustainable services and solutions that contribute to Penn State’s success through the attraction, retention, engagement and continual development of a talented and diverse workforce. Our website has been redesigned to be more user-friendly, and optimized for mobile devices, providing you with a positive user-experience as you browse for information on training, medical benefits, policies and guidelines, holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement, new employee information, and much more.


Consistent with our strategic plan, the office is currently undergoing a significant transformation aimed at an improved model of service delivery. To that end, we are clarifying and consolidating policies, streamlining HR processes, replacing outdated technology, and redefining roles to ensure more strategic and effective HR support.

We are confident you will find this a more user-friendly and visually appealing website that reflects our vision, and demonstrates the vital strategic role Human Resources plays in the University’s continued growth and success.

- Susan Basso, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer