Human Resources

Human Resources

Welcome to Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Human Resource page. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Human Resources is part of the Budget & Finance Office. This office handles information relating to employment, training, payroll, benefits, policies and guidelines, provider directories, holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement, new employee information, etc.

On this site, you can access a wide range of information pertaining to employment at Penn State. Further information can be found at


Human Resources Staff

Lorrie Deffley

Lorrie Deffley
Regional HR Representative
office: Hayfield House Room 112
phone: 570-450-3174
fax: 570-675-1339


Jennifer Oshinski

Jennifer Oshinski
Human Resources Specialist
office: Hayfield House Room 227
phone: 570-675-9103
fax: 570-675-1339


Forms, Policies and Guidelines



The Human Resources Representative serves as the local personnel representative for the University's Office of Human Resources. Benefit information is provided by the Human Resources Representative or through the Employee Benefits Division of the Office of Human Resources, located at University Park. The telephone number there is 814-865-1473.

The links below are meant to direct you to appropriate sources of benefits information, but are not comprehensive. For complete Employee Benefits information, see

Benefits – General

Benefits – Enrollment

Benefits – Educational

Benefits – Health

Benefits – Retirement

Benefits – Time Away

Benefits – Other


Professional Development




New Employee Resources


Other Important Links