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Committee on Personnel Benefits 2017-2018

Specific Charges for 2017-2018

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

  • Continue to discuss and review the requirements of Health Care Reform and consider needed changes in University benefits.
  • Continue to review Penn's provision of benefits for new parents.
  • Continue discussion services provided by of Penn Behavioral Health.
  • Continue to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Penn's wellness initiatives, including Penn's program with Health Advocate.
  • 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.
  • 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 2018-19.

Committee Members


  • Russell Localio


  • Susan Sproat
  • Jack Heuer


  • Melissa Brown


  • David Balamuth
  • Tanja Kral
  • Iourii Manonskii (Fall Term)
  • Olivia Mitchell
  • Andrew Postlewaite
  • Bob Stine (Spring Term) 

Graduate/professional students

  • None

Undergraduate students

  • None


  • Desiree Fleck
  • Cynthia Kwan Dukes 
  • Adam Roth Saks*


  • Rhonda Kirlew*
  • Abby Kalkstein*
  • Rosa Vargas


  • Anita Allen

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.