Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: Policies

Postdoctoral scholars and fellows fall into a unique category of employment at the university as trainees governed by RA 68 policy in Research Administration.  In this document, you will find detailed information on appointments, renumeration, holidays, paid time off, insurance, benefits, leaves of absence, expectations of performance, grievance procedures, and policy exceptions.  The appendices include an Individual Development Plan (Appendix A), Annual Evaluation Template (Appendix B), and Plan for Improvement (Appendix C).

For the full scope of university governance, please refer to this complete listing of Penn State policies and procedures.  Human Resources has also created this table on postdoctoral stipends for your reference.

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