Penn State Human Resources

The Penn State Human Resources website offers information about employment, benefits, and other HR resources for current and prospective employees, as well as our retirees.

Penn State HR Services

HR Services is available to assist employees, retirees, and prospective employees with their HR needs. 

Employees can contact HR Services with questions about recruiting, payroll, benefits and more by phone 814-865-1473 during hours of operation (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or by submitting an inquiry online through the WorkLion portal.


WorkLion is the central resource for Penn State HR services, payroll, attendance and more. As part of WorkLion, employees can access the HR Knowledge Base for a range of information including benefits, performance management, and manager tools, as well as Workday (our Human Resources Information System) and the Learning Resource Network (LRN).

Employment Information

Prospective and current employees can view employment opportunities and related information on the Penn State Careers website.

Penn State HR Policies

A list of HR policies can be found on the Penn State Policies website, as well as other official policies and guidelines approved and made public by the Board of Trustees and officers of the University. University policies are policies with broad application throughout the University system, designed to enhance the University’s mission, promote operational efficiencies, and reduce institutional risk. Such policies help ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, promote ethical standards and integrity, and are approved in accordance with applicable procedures.

Commonwealth Campus Academic Paid Time Off Policy