People Operations Abroad

Reach out to GSS early in your planning and budgeting process to help find the best route for you.

Personnel needs abroad are complex due to meeting both U.S. and foreign country labor and tax regulations. Before starting, consider the following:

  1. The Activity

  2. The Country

  3. Penn's status in that country

Penn department/centers (Programs) should consider the employment laws of the host country and the planned activities of the staff. In addition, they should try to anticipate how staffing needs may change in subsequent years after the program is established. 

What is your staffing need?

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Engaging Independent Contractors (ICs)

ICs can include Translators, Researchers, Area Studies Experts

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Collaborating with an Established Organization

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Contracting with a Professional Employment Organization (PEO)

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Penn Personnel Working Abroad

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Engaging Independent Contractors (ICs)

ICs can include Translators, Researchers, Area Studies Experts

group

Collaborating with an Established Organization

business_center

Contracting with a Professional Employment Organization (PEO)

flight

Penn Personnel Working Abroad

For more information:

Hiring Abroad Toolkit