Who are we?

The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) is a voluntary organization comprised of professional (monthly-exempt) staff members whose positions enhance, facilitate, and serve the teaching, research and service missions of the University of Pennsylvania.*  PPSA serves monthly paid staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, and we provide a forum through which staff can engage in dialogue about issues facing the University and higher education.

PPSA Board Members and representatives sit on the University Council, a deliberate and representative body which serves an advisory role to the President, Provost, and senior administration of the University. We have voting representation on all University Council committees.

The mission of the PPSA is to support and focus staff engagement and collaboration within the University of Pennsylvania community and to act as a productive resource for all of our members. We enrich the quality of experience and work life for the professional staff by serving as an informational network to promote seminars and programs.

* While the PPSA is pleased to provide information to all members of the University of Pennsylvania community, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Health System Employees, Adjunct and Associated Faculty, Graduate Students and many Research Professionals do not fall within the monthly-exempt category that defines full PPSA membership.