The performance appraisal process is designed to evaluate an employee's performance over a specified period of time. When the process works well, the employee and his/her supervisor plan together to build on strengths and develop those areas needing improvement. Learn More
Travel emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Assist America has you covered. Your membership in UPMC Health Plan entitles you to a unique global emergency services program called Assist America. This program protects you, your spouse and eligible minor dependent children with resources like doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other services while traveling 100 miles or more from your home, for business or pleasure. Assist America arranges and pays for all of the assistance services it provides, without financial caps or usage limits.
The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health has invited The University of Pittsburgh to participate in their STEP UP, STEP OUT Corporate Wellness Challenge using the American Heart Association's Start! Walking Program and we want you to join us! The 10 week challenege runs from April 2 - June 10. Click Here for additional information regarding registration and tracking your progress.
New! Enjoy online access to thousands of training topics with Lynda.com
Computing Services and Systems Development is pleased to make online technology training available to all students, faculty, and staff through a partnership with lynda.com. lynda.com at Pitt provides unlimited access to thousands of online training videos. Learn how to use tools for print and web design, audio and video editing, and animation. Enhance business skills, learn computer coding, or explore photography. It's all at your fingertips.
Create and share playlists of your favorite courses
Keep track of your course history
Bookmark your favorite courses and even specific points within videos
Earn certificates of completion
Watch videos on your computer or any mobile device
This handbook provides University staff members with an overview of the University’s best practices. Our leadership believes in and is proud of the University’s environment of open communication. We have summarized the key issues that affect the daily operational needs and objectives of the University and its respective staff members. The information contained herein also is available by accessing the University’s Web site at www.pitt.edu and the University’s Office of Human Resources Web site at www.hr.pitt.edu.
The University of Pittsburgh is a microcosm of every culture, gender, race, and creed. We are proud of our heritage as well as our staff, faculty, students, and alumni, and we are committed to education, research, and community service. We are a community of learners who work together to attain a common goal.
I hope you take pride in being associated with the University of Pittsburgh and that through our many employee programs, you will take advantage of the opportunities available to you. If you have any questions concerning the information provided in this handbook, please call your Human Resources contact or a representative of our Employee Relations Section staff at 412-624-4645.