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Business Services Update

Computer Connection | Faculty/Staff Directory |
Parking Rates | Penn Children's Center

Computer Connection's Annual Back-To-School Sale

The Penn Computer Connection announces its Fall 2003 Back-To-School Sale, featuring educationally discounted computers from Dell, IBM and Apple available to faculty, staff and students. Log on to for more information or visit the showroom at 3610 Sansom St.

-- Leroy D. Nunery II, Vice President for Business Services

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2003-2004 Faculty/Staff Directory

Production of the 2003-2004 Telephone Directory is progressing on schedule. All revisions made online by July 1 will appear in the 2003-2004 Telephone Directory (subject to your departmental Directory Liaison's approval). Directory Liaisons will receive a departmental listing by July 11 to verify or make revisions.

Directories will be distributed to the campus community at the beginning of October.

For Directory Liaisons Only--Deadline for Departmental Blue Pages (former Tan Pages): August 15, 2003.

Directory Liaisons will receive departmental listings, blue pages, faculty listings, and telephone directory order forms by July 14.

Liaisons should submit any additions, deletions, or other changes by Friday, August 15. Please submit these final revisions one of the following ways:

  • Send hard-copy to the Telephone Directory Office, 125 Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street/6106
  • Send e-mail to

To Change/Update Your Directory Listing

For future updates to your directory record, go to Your PennKey and password are required to enter the online application. (For more information regarding your PennKey and password, go to New staff members may edit their record after they have obtained a PennCard and PennKey/password.

Faculty and staff should continue to use the online update feature to revise directory information throughout the year. These updates will be made instantly to the online directory, available from the main Penn webpage, allowing the University community access to immediate and accurate information.

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, contact Kimberly Lewis at (215) 898-7643 or fsdirectory@pobox.upenn.

-- Donna M. Petrelli-Aquino,
Senior IT Support Specialist,
Division of Business Services


2003-2004 Parking Rates

For AY2003-2004, permit parking fees will increase an average of 5%, a $1.16 per week increase in most University parking lots. The average permit parking rate will be $5.82 per working day, which is significantly less than the daily flat rate of $11 that non-permit holders currently pay in Penn's transient parking lots.

The general permit parking fee structure is compliant with University policy that requires the Parking program to be self-supporting. Parking fees pay for surface lot improvements (e.g., costs of pavement, fencing, striping, control gates), reduce the construction debt on garages, finance new construction of parking facilities, pay parking taxes and real estate rental fees, pay the salaries of attendants, and cover the cost of operating expenses (e.g., electricity, decals, snow removal).

Parking in an effort to add value to the parking experience has embarked on a campaign of infrastructure improvements and upgrades to the facilities. This summer we are making $2 million in improvements to Garage #7 (University Museum) and during the course of the year we will make several safety enhancements to our garages including Closed Circuit TV.

2003-2004 Permit Parking Rates
15% City of Philadelphia parking tax included

Permit Class



Class A

Campus Parking


Class B

Remote/Student Commuter


Class C



University faculty and staff are encouraged to pay their parking fees in installments through automatic payroll deduction. Equal installments (12 monthly or 52 weekly) will be taken from each paycheck issued September through August. Additionally, you will be automatically enrolled in the Penn Commuter Choice program, which offers you significant tax savings by deducting parking fees (up to $175 per month or $2,100 per year) on a pre-tax basis. Through Penn Commuter Choice, you do not pay federal or FICA taxes on the deducted amount.

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Penn Children's Center: Fee Reduction, Open Enrollment

Each year the Penn Children's Center (the University's child-care program) and the Division of Human Resources set aside funds to help reduce the cost of the program for qualified Penn staff. The Penn Children's Center is located at the Left Bank complex at 3160 Chestnut Street. Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall enrollment for toddlers and preschool age children. Waitlist applications for infants are also being accepted.

The Penn Children's Center serves children ages 12 weeks through 5 years. The program features weekly themes and a diverse, multicultural curriculum based on the principles of early childhood education. PCC features a nurturing infant program, well-equipped classrooms with computers, a multi-purpose indoor-gym room, an outdoor playground and children's garden. The teaching staff is highly trained in early childhood education and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Please contact Natalie Subeh, Executive Director, or Anjali Chawla, Director, at (215) 898-5268 for additional information or to arrange a tour. Visit our web page:

Tuition Fees for June 30, 2003 through June 27, 2004


Penn Rate

Regular Rate

Sliding fee A

Sliding fee B

Pre School

5 days





4 days





3 days





2 days






5 days





4 days





3 days





2 days






5 days





4 days





3 days





2 days





Drop In Care




Sliding fee A rates for Univ. staff only, with combined family income below $50,000

Sliding fee B rates for Univ. staff only, with combined family income below $60,000







Penn rate available to Penn faculty, staff, students, and UPHS employees.

Assisted rate (Sliding fee A & B) available only to regular University (not UPHS) faculty and staff who meet eligibility requirements.

Subject to space availability.


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 1, July 15, 2003