Paying People Overseas

All Penn employees (including faculty, staff, students, postdocs, etc) must be working from within the United States in order to be on U.S. payroll. This includes individuals who are working remotely. As of Fall 2021, previous accommodations due to COVID-19 are no longer in place.

Faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students continue to have the opportunity to perform activities outside of the United States when they are part of a formal and approved research, study, dissertation, or sabbatical program. Business travel for up to 90 days in a calendar year is generally permitted without requiring additional compliance review.

For additional information regarding payments to individuals working abroad visit Working Abroad.