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Committee on Personnel Benefits 2014-2015

Specific Charges for 2014-2015

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  • Discuss and review the University’s short-term and long-term disability policies, with a particular attention to impact on maternity leave.
  • Continue discussion of mental health benefits and compliance with new federal regulations.
  • Continue to discuss and investigate how information on health insurance and retirement alternatives is disseminated and possible improvements thereto.
  • Continue to discuss and review the requirements of Health Care Reform and consider needed changes in University benefits.
  • Continue to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Penn's wellness initiatives, including Penn's program with Health Advocate.
  • Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2015-16.


Committee Members


  • Reed Shuldiner


  • Susan Sproat
  • Jack Heuer


  • Sheila Hall


  • David Balamuth*
  • Anthea Butler* 
  • Carolyn Cannuscio* 
  • Lorraine Tulman*

Graduate/professional students

  • None

Undergraduate students

  • None


  • Heather Frattone*
  • Amy Nothelfer
  • Claudia Quinton


  • Joe Mellon, Jr.*
  • Peter Rockett* 
  • Joyce Woodward-Jones*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.