Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Office of Decision Support & Analysis

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Welcome to the Office of Decision Support & Analysis Website

The Office of Decision Support and Analysis is responsible for the processes, systems and analysis of Faculty Compensation data. We ensure that the School’s faculty compensation policies and practices are followed, and lead the School’s effort to assist the University in the development of compensation systems and processes.  In addition, we perform strategic planning and institutional research activities for the School of Medicine. We support the School's department/center/institute academic planning processes including departmental reviews, three year academic plans and annual reports.

The Office is responsible for analysis of the School's sponsored program activity and space issues.

Finally, the Director leads the School of Medicine’s Mission Continuity effort, PSOM ready.  This goal of this initiative is to mitigate loss and minimize downtime in the event of an interruption of operations.


PSOM Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Faculty Records recently updated, effective May 2015

The Guidelines have been revised to include:

  • Academic Clinicians—Part-time
  • Faculty on approved reduction in duties
  • Updated examples

The Guidelines can be accessed on the PSOM Policies and Guidelines website at  or by clicking on the following link: