Policy Manual

Temporary Identification Cards

A temporary staff member who is not a student and who is expected to work more than two weeks may, at the request of the hiring department, obtain a temporary photo identification card.

Temporary identification cards show the individual's name, photograph, signature, Penn ID number, and the card's expiration date.


A newly hired temporary staff member can obtain a temporary identification card at the PennCard Center upon presentation of a form completed by the appropriate department business administrator.

There is no charge for the initial PennCard. There is a charge for the replacement of a PennCard, except when replacement is necessitated by a change of name or identification.

The loss or theft of a PennCard should be reported promptly to the PennCard Center during regular business hours or to Public Safely after regular business hours.


A temporary staff member whose employment is terminated with the University for any reason must return his/her identification card to the home department business administrator at the time of separation.

Policy Number: 205
Effective Date: 05/18/2005
Revised Date: 06/11/2019
Last Reviewed Date: 07/01/2019
Supersedes Policy Number(s): 205 (02/01/1990, 07/12/2002, 02/24/2003)
Applicability: All Temporary University Staff
Cross-reference: Temporary Staff on Penn's Payroll - Policy 114 , Return of University Property - Policy 624

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