General University Reference Utility
POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: March 18, 1993
THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: March 18, 1993
To specify the University's policy on the provision of quality child care.
The University supports the philosophy that quality child care should be available to accommodate the changing population and to attract and retain competent and dedicated faculty, staff, and students.
The position of the University on child care programming is that sponsored or contracted campus child care programs should:
The Director of Child Care Program Services located in the Office of Human Resources shall coordinate the procurement of child care services between the requesting unit and other University offices and the Office of General Counsel, as appropriate. The Director of Child Care Program Services shall have the responsibility to review and advise on contracts, leasing, and proposal activity with prospective child care providers (vendors) and to work with the appropriate administrative units including the Office of General Counsel to ensure that oral and written communications meet established laws, policies, and proper conduct of quality child care programming.
A Child Care Advisory Committee shall promote and assist in the development of new, expanded, and innovative quality child care program services that are affordable to Penn State families. The University-wide Advisory Committee will meet regularly with the Director of Child Care Program Services in order to assure broad access to information on child care needs and services.
In order to ensure that the University's overall goals and objectives are addressed with respect to the establishment and maintenance of University wide child care program services, policy direction is provided by the Child Care Executive Committee whose members represent student services, faculty, staff, and Office of the President. The Executive Committee will meet on an "as needed basis" with the Vice President for Human Resources.
3/29/2010 - Revised to add "Office of General Counsel".