Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Family-Friendly Initiatives

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Adoption Assistance Program
Link to the Human Resources webpage describing the adoption assistance benefit. PennKey authorization required.

Backup Care Program
Link to the Human Resources webpage describing the temporary in-home backup care services for child and/or adult care. PennKey authorization required.

Child Care Centers
Link to the University's webpage providing information about child care centers located close to campus.

Family-Friendly Initiatives Memo
Memo from the Office of the Provost (June 17, 2010) regarding notification of family-friendly initiatives.

Recognizing the Changing Definition of Family
Link to the University's publication detailing family-friendly initiatives.

Extension Policy and Information
Link to the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development webpage containing information about the extension of the probationary period,

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits
Link to the Human Resources Benefits webpage containing information about benefits, policies and eligibility information. PennKey authorization required.

Reduction in Duties Policy and Information
Link to the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development webpage containing information about the reduction in duties policy.

Office of the University Provost- Work-Life Balance
Link to the Work-Life Balance page of the website of the University Provost.

Nursing Mothers Program
Link to the Human Resources webpage describing the policy and resources for nursing mothers. PennKey authorization required.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Link to the Human Resources webpage describing the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides information and support for personal and professional life issues. PennKey authorization required.

Penn Policies Relating to Junior Faculty Members Career-Family Balance
Link to the Almanac Supplement (February 28, 2006) describing the revisions to the Faculty Leaves of Absence Reduction in Duties policy, the Policy on Extension of the Probationary Periods that Apply to Granting of Tenure or Promotion to Associate Professor and the Faculty Parental Policy: Active Service Modified Duties.