GURU is intended to be a one-stop interlinked source for official Penn State general policies, procedures, form usage instructions, and other business information and tools commonly used by Penn State personnel in daily operations.

GURU Announcements

Paper Form Interactive Order System retired

The Paper Form Interactive Order System located within GURU has been retired effective August 22, 2017. All orders must be placed within IBIS.

Please prepare an Interdepartmental Charges and Credits (IDCC) in IBIS to order pre-numbered receipt books and/or invoices. The Supplying Department ID number is &sys. Systems & Procedures will continue to fill these orders. The unit cost is $3.00 per book and all orders must be for a minimum of 5 books.

Please contact Mindy Barnett at 814-863-8662 or by email at for questions pertaining to paper forms.

(Posted 08/22/2017)

Per Diem Lookup Changes!

Beginning July 1, 2015 Penn State per diem calculations changed to standard US/GSA rules for both CONUS and OCONUS travel. Use these lookup tools to find the rates:

U.S. General Services Administration Per Diem Rates for CONUS per diem rates

Department of Defense for OCONUS per diem rates

(Posted 07/01/2015)

IBIS forms, functions, and transaction instructions

IBIS forms, functions, and transaction PDF downloads are available on the Administrative Information Services (AIS) website

(Posted 2/24/2017)

Technical Difficulties

If you experience any problems accessing an application or finding a particular page, please contact our support staff at or call (814) 865-9568 for assistance. (Posted 10/30/2012)

Users with previous versions of Acrobat Reader should update

to the most recent version to assure compatibility with documents on GURU. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is now available.

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when using resources on GURU and ABS. We understand that users get annoyed with the popup windows when visiting various web sites. However, if you encounter a problem when using ABS or GURU resources, be aware that it may be due to your browser not having pop ups enabled.

Keep up to date with changes made in GURU by reading the GURU News Bulletin Board.

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