Fiscal Operations

Please visit The Penn Portal for Faculty & Staff for all policies and procedures relating to business at the University of Pennsylvania. The following list is a general incomplete guideline. For questions or assistance, please dial 215-573-3456.

Purchase Orders

***The BEN Financials Commodity Matrix was developed to help University faculty and staff determine the appropriate buying method and budget object code for purchases of most commonly ordered equipment, supplies, and services from external suppliers.

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***The BEN Financials Commodity Matrix was developed to help University faculty and staff determine the appropriate buying method and budget object code for purchases of most commonly ordered equipment, supplies, and services from external suppliers.

Individual Service Provider (ISP) Payment

Individual Payment Determination Matrix

Individual Service Provider Classification and Forms

ISP Procedure Overview

***Please note that all travel and expenses involved must be rolled into the fee structure as they are considered a taxable expense. All fees should be discussed with the department prior to agreement of services.

Payments to a Business

Section under review due to anticipated changes related to the Penn Marketplace Enhancement Project.

For questions related to current procedure, please contact amanwood@design.upenn.edu

Faculty Development Funds

The purpose of the Faculty Development Fund (FDF) is to provide standing faculty, professors of practice, and full-time lecturers with a dedicated uniform source of funding to pursue professional development and research activities.  View this document for an overview of best practices.