Campus Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive for faculty and staff at the Faculty Club on Wednesday, January 27. The blood drive will operate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For an appointment call Diane at the Red Cross (215) 451-4987.

On Monday, February 1 there will be a blood drive at Hillel House, from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For an appointment, e-mail arielp@

For medical questions, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Blood donors are asked to bring their PENNCard or another photo ID.

Bonus Program for Referrals 'Temps' Pool

Todays Penn Partnership is in its third year of providing temporary office support help to the University of Pennsylvania. For example, last month there were approximately 175 "temps" servicing Penn departments. Penn departments call upon Todays for temporary office support for a variety of reasons-to cover for leaves of absence or until a vacancy is filled, during peak cycles, and for special projects.Todays Penn Partnership offers discounted rates, and there is no fee for departments that hire temporaries into regular positions. In November 1998, 21 temporaries were offered regular office support positions at Penn.

Finding good talent, for both temporary and regular positions, has become increasingly more difficult in today's tight labor market. Research has proven that one of the best ways to find talent is to ask employees for their help, and reward them for their efforts.

Therefore, Human Resources is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 1999, Todays Penn Partnership will offer a $25 American Express gift certificate bonus to Penn regular employees who refer applicants for temporary office support to Todays Penn Partnership.

Who is eligible to participate?

All Penn regular full-time, part-time, and limited service staff are eligible to take part in this program. Temporary staff, consultants, and student workers are ineligible.

Who is a qualified referral?

A qualified referral designates on their Todays Penn Partnership application the name of the Penn employee who referred them. The referred applicant must be a new applicant (not in the Todays Penn Partnership database) and successfully work 40 hours or more "temping" in a Penn department.

How do I receive my bonus?

Twice a month, Todays Penn Partnership will automatically search their database for eligible employees and will generate an American Express certificate. This will be mailed to the employee's home department address via intramural mail.

Please contact Todays Penn Partnership at the Penn Job Center at 3550 Market Street, Suite 110, Philadelphia, 222-3400, upenn@ for more information. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

--Division of Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 18, January 26, 1999