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Welcome to Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Human Resource page. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Human Resources is part of the Budget & Finance Office. This office handles information relating to employment, training, payroll, benefits, policies and guidelines, provider directories, holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement, new employee information, etc.

On this site, you can access a wide range of information pertaining to employment at Penn State. Further information can be found at http://www.ohr.psu.edu/.

Human Resources Staff


Lorrie Deffley

Lorrie Deffley
Regional HR Representative
office: Hayfield House Room 112
phone: 570-450-3174
fax: 570-675-1339
email: lkd16@psu.edu

Vinelle Johnson

Vinelle Johnson
Administrative Support Coordinator
office: Hayfield House Room 113
phone: 570-675-9244
fax: 570-675-1339
email: vzj1@psu.edu


Forms, Policies and Guidelines

University HR Documents & Forms
University HR Guidelines
University HR Policies
Payroll Policies (employees only)
University Policy Manual



The Human Resources Representative serves as the local personnel representative for the University's Office of Human Resources. Benefit information is provided by the Human Resources Representative or through the Employee Benefits Division of the Office of Human Resources, located at University Park. The telephone number there is 814-865-1473.

The links below are meant to direct you to appropriate sources of benefits information, but are not comprehensive. For complete Employee Benefits information, see http://www.ohr.psu.edu/benefits/benefits.htm.

Benefits - General
Summary of Benefits
Employee Self-Service Information Center (ESSIC)

Benefits - Enrollment
Time to Choose - Benefits Enrollment

Benefits - Educational
Grant-In-Aid For Dependents
Tuition Remission

Benefits - Health
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Keystone (Highmark): Search for a Doctor
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Dental Providers
Vision Providers
Health and Wellness Programs

Benefits - Retirement
Retiree Benefits Overview (including current healthcare premium rates)
Enrollment Form for TIAA-CREF
TIAA-CREF Web Center
SERS PA State Employee's Retirement System
Retirement Program Comparison
Things to Know When Leaving University Employment
Voluntary Phased Retirement Program
Re-Employment of University Retirees

Benefits - Time Away
Sick Leave
Vacation Donation Program
Family Medical Leave Act
Vacation, Sick Leave & Time Record for Exempt & Non-exempt employees (Staff)

Benefits - Other
Federal Credit Union
Employee Vendor Discounts

Professional Development

Center for Workplace Learning & Performance


Employment Opportunities
Staff Job Profiles
Types of Appointments
Information Technology Services
Staff Review and Development Plan
Payroll Forms
Payroll Policies (employees only)
Promotion and Tenure Forms

New Employee Resources

Forms for New Regular Employees
New Hire Benefits Enrollment
Getting a Computer Access ID

Other Important Links

Employee Relations Division
Staff Advisory Council