Some businesses have been receiving illegitimate email requests from Penn asking for basic information such as company website, catalogue, and contact information.  Messages we have seen so far purport to be from a former Penn employee and appear to originated from procurement@upenn.edu.  This message can simply be deleted and you may optionally report the fraud attempt with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov).   If you have responded to this bogus inquiry, please let us know for further evaluation by contacting us at Procure@upenn.edu.

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Impact of COVID19 on Engaging Independent Contractors, Including Limited Engagements

Per Penn’s HR Hiring Process Guidelines established in response to COVID19, Penn’s hiring freeze includes the engagement of all independent contractors, as well as limited engagements.  Please review the guidelines and note that services should not be rendered by, or commitments made to a new IC until all approvals are complete.

Information on the classification process for individual service providers can be found on the ISP webpage.  If engaging Individuals for services outside of the US, please visit Penn’s Global Support Services webpage offering Considerations for International Independent Contractors .