Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: Policies

Postdoctoral appointments at Penn State offer a valuable opportunity for research in a well-resourced community, enhancing career and professional development. These appointments fall into a unique category of employment at the University governed by RA 68 policy in Research Administration.  In this policy, you will find information on topics such as appointments, renumeration, holidays, paid time off, insurance, benefits, leaves of absence, expectations of performance, mentoring, grievance procedures, and policy exceptions.  

For the full scope of University governance, refer to the complete listing of Penn State policies and procedures.  

Please direct any questions to  This office will either answer your question or connect you with the people who can.  Feedback and suggestions for the future are always welcome!