Welcome to Penn Engineering Financial Services (PEFS).  For more than 25 years, we have proudly provided financial and research based services to support Penn Engineering and its faculty, staff and students. Utilizing best practices and a customer service-oriented culture,  PEFS is dedicated to enabling innovation and advancement through financial management and operational excellence.


The following message is being sent on behalf of Corporate Tax, Compliance and Payroll

As we approach the holiday season, Corporate Tax, Compliance and Payroll would like to remind you that giving gift cards to faculty, staff, or students is against University policy. Under IRS regulations, gift cards provided by employers to employees are deemed to be wages and are subject to employment taxes without regard to their value.

Please also refer to Financial Policy #2326 Gifts Based on University/Employee Relationship regarding the giving of gifts to employees.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Penn Employee Solution Center at hcmsolutioncenter@upenn.edu or (215) 898-7372.

Intel Processor Shortage

As of mid-November 2019, it is expected that Intel will continue to have processor shortages for the remainder of calendar year 2019 and into the 1st quarter of 2020. The University Computer Connection and Penn Purchasing, as well as our preferred providers, will work to manage these shortages, but they will likely manifest themselves as both restricted availability and extended lead times of two to four weeks for some systems favored by University constituents. Although the shortage is industry wide, it is currently seen more in laptops purchases than desktops. Please contact CETS (cets@seas.upenn.edu) for advice regarding possible purchasing options. PEFS purchasing staff will continue to process computer orders as quickly as possible but your patience is appreciated as the computing industry works through this shortage.

Contact Us

PEFS has updated our email addresses and contact information. See our “Contact Us” page or submit inquiries to PEFS@seas.upenn.edu

PI Grant Reports

Monthly PI grant reports are now available through dashboard, click for Decision Support to see how to access yours today.

Traveler Action Required!

PEFS Concur travel approvers have been updated. Travelers must update their approver before requesting new travel. Visit the PEFS travel page for guidance and details.

Weekly Student Workers

A self-service tip sheet with step-by-step instructions for entering weekly time reporting and other information pertinent to student workers including a self-service webinar can be found here.