Penn State offers two medical plans through Aetna. Affordable choices for you and your family as premiums range from only 0.8% to 7.35% of your salary.


Our dental plan covers a broad range of services, including orthodontics. Enjoy complete oral wellness.


Our vision plan provides eye examinations, conventional corrective lenses, contact lenses and frames through a nationwide network. Discounts on LASIK as well.


Employees are offered free flu shots and tobacco cessation courses.


Fitness and physical activity classes are available at many campuses. In addition, some campuses offer access to recreational facilities.


Confidential, consultative assistance provided by trained counselors is available 24/7 to help resolve personal challenges is free of charge.


Flexible Spending Accounts

Pay for select medical and/or child care expenses on a pre-tax basis. Increase your take-home pay while also reimbursing you for your out-of-pocket health care and/or child care expenses.

Discounts Program

Enjoy discounts for goods and services in many areas of everyday life, including significant discounts from four of the nation's largest cell phone companies.



Depending on the classification of your position, employees can earn between 18 and 24 vacation days each year.


Full-time staff earn one sick day each month. Currently, many of our long-term employees have well over 200 available sick days.


As a full-time employee, you’ll get up to twelve paid holidays per year! Just one of the many ways we ensure work/life balance.


Professional Development

Penn State invests in its workforce by offering over 9,000 trainings, both online and face-to-face.

Tuition Discount

How would you like to earn a world-class education at a fraction of the cost? Employees and their dependents can earn a degree from Penn State at 25% the cost.


State Employee Retirement System (SERS)

One of the nation’s top pension plans, SERS provides a fixed dollar annuity.


As the largest provider of retirement plan services to the not-for-profit market, TIAA has been providing best-in-class financial solutions since 1918.

Supplemental Retirement Plans

Additional opportunities to save for retirement. Choose from 403(b) and 457(b) plans offered by TIAA.


Life Insurance

Full-time employees receive a $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost. Additional coverage for you and/or your dependents may be purchased annually during open enrollment without proof of good health.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Long-term disability insurance is available to all full-time employees with an optional benefit for continuing deposits to a retirement annuity, should you become disabled.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

In the unfortunate event you experience such a misfortune, it’s nice to know you’re covered on and off the job, anywhere in the world. Dependent coverage is also available.

Sickness & Accident Supplement

After five years of regular, full-time service, the Sickness and Accident Supplement program provides a continuation of salary, at a reduced level, for short-term disabilities affecting employment.


A History Steeped in Teaching, Research, & Service

As Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, Penn State has a broad mission of teaching, research, and public service. But that mission was not so grandly conceived in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered it as one of the nation's first colleges of agricultural science, with a goal to apply scientific principles to farming.

Diversity & Inclusion

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.

We Are...

The root Penn State’s success is founded upon the ambition and determination of our faculty, staff, and students. We are inspired doers who aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves to get the job done. From our innovative research to our world-class education, we are passionate and excited about our endeavors as we look to the betterment of our students, and our community.

A Focus On Sustainability

At Penn State, we view sustainability as the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations. As an institution of higher learning—and, more importantly, as Penn State—we have a responsibility to our students, our institution, and our greater society to teach, embody, and communicate a world view that allows the collective "we" to prosper, both now and in the future.