Specific Charges for 2017-2018

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Continue to discuss and review the requirements of Health Care Reform and consider needed changes in University benefits.

  2. Continue to review Penn's provision of benefits for new parents.

  3. Continue discussion services provided by of Penn Behavioral Health.

  4. Continue to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Penn's wellness initiatives, including Penn's program with Health Advocate.

  5. Continue to monitor retirement benefits in coordination with the Faculty Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty.

  6. Continue to discuss and investigate how information on benefits is disseminated and possible improvements thereto.

  7. Continue discussion of same-sex partner benefits and the transition to parity.

  8. Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2018-19.

Committee Members


Russell Localio


Susan Sproat
Jack Heuer


Melissa Brown


David Balamuth
Tanja Kral
Iourii Manonskii (Fall Term)
Olivia Mitchell
Andrew Postlewaite
Bob Stine (Spring Term)

Graduate/professional students:


Undergraduate students:



Desiree Fleck
Cynthia Kwan Dukes
Adam Roth Saks*


Rhonda Kirlew*
Abby Kalkstein*
Rosa Vargas


Anita Allen

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.