Christi Pendolino

Highmark/UPMC Agreement

In an announcement made by the Pennsylvania Attorney General on June 24th, a relationship between Highmark and UPMC has been accepted.  Beginning on July 1, 2019, the organizations have agreed upon a 10-year contract which extends in-network access to Highmark members enrolled in certain Highmark products to UPMC providers and facilities.  Please take some time to review this short video to understand what this means to you.

Open Enrollment 2019/20

The 2019 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment window is now open for employees to make adjustments to their benefits, as well as submit required annual elections.  This includes adding, changing, and/or canceling coverages.

This year Allegheny College is proud to introduce an online portal called Employee Navigator through which employees will participate in open enrollment.  This website also enables employees to access personalized benefits information and program resources outside of the open enrollment window.


All eligible employees need to login to the Employee Navigator site to make benefits elections for 2019-2020.  Even if you do not anticipate any changes from the current year, you still need to participate in open enrollment and make your elections.


You have until Friday, June 7, 2019 to complete your open enrollment elections.  Your elections are effective July 1, 2019.


You will receive a registration email sent to your Allegheny email address.  Click on the “Registration” link in the email and you will be directed to the Employee Navigator site.  Instructions on how to complete open enrollment are posted under the “Compliance Documents” section.


Please contact Christi Pendolino, Associate Director of HR, or Leslie Evanoff, HR Generalist, at 332-2312 with any questions.

Retirement Plan Enhancements

We’re pleased to share information about the College’s retirement program and enhancements that will be made to the program effective April 17, 2019. These enhancements are intended to help our employees pursue their retirement goals and include new investment options, services and retirement planning tools.

Please click here to view a copy of the presentation that was offered to employees on March 29, 2019.

About Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for providing various support services to all departments of the College in order to attract, develop and retain the human resources needed to effectively accomplish the objectives and to carry out the programs of the College. Our employees come from the surrounding areas as well as all parts of the United States and other countries. Though diverse, they all believe in one main goal: providing quality higher education.

The Office of Human Resources administers certain employee-related programs for the College, maintains both computer and manual systems of personnel records, interprets College personnel policies and procedures, and carries out functional responsibilities related to the College’s personnel program, including:

  • Employee Benefits (including Health Insurance and Prescription Plan, Dental/Vision Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts (Section 125 Plan), Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability , Long-Term Disability, Worker’s Compensation, and Tuition Remission and Exchange)
  • Employee Relations
  • Payroll Administration (Employee & Student Payrolls)
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Policy Development
  • Temporary Employment Services
  • Retirement Administration