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Committee on Personnel Benefits 2016-2017

Specific Charges for 2016-2017

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

  • Review Penn's provision of benefits for new parents.
  • Continue discussion of mental health benefits.
  • Continue to monitor retirement benefits in coordination with the Faculty Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty.
  • Continue to discuss and investigate how information on benefits is disseminated and possible improvements thereto.
  • Continue discussion of same-sex partner benefits and the transition to parity.
  • Continue to monitor the implementation of changes to health plan design and pricing given health care reform and the current health market.
  • 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 2017-18.

Committee Members


  • Reed Shuldiner*


  • Susan Sproat
  • Jack Heuer


  • Sheila Hall


  • David Balamuth*
  • Robert Boruch
  • C. Neill Epperson 
  • Russell Localio*
  • Andrew Postlewaite  
  • Jonathan Smith* 
  • Rakesh Vohra* 

Graduate/professional students

  • None

Undergraduate students

  • None


  • Amy Nothelfer*
  • Adam Roth Saks
  • Susan Russoniello*


  • Rhonda Kirlew
  • Abby Kalkstein
  • Peter Rockett*


  • Anita Allen

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.