Compliance Corner

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The University of Scranton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published each year to provide crime and fire statistics, and information on safety and security related services offered by the University in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics.   The report contains information and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years regarding crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The University of Scranton; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible to the campus. The report also contains information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other information related to safety and security on campus.

The newest edition of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report has been posted on The University of Scranton Police Department web site, and can be found by clicking on the link below. Printed copies may also be obtained by visiting University Police located at 820 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and may also obtain a copy by visiting either the Admissions Office or the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Benefit Notifications: Summary Annual Reports

The University of Scranton is legally required to annually provide you with important information about your benefits plans. 

Summary Annual Reports

Employees who would prefer to receive the required Benefit Notices in hardcopy should notify the Office of Human Resources at  Questions regarding these notices may be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

Benefit Notifications: Summary Plan Descriptions

The University of Scranton is legally required to annually provide you with important information about your benefits plans. 

Summary Plan Descriptions 

Employees who would prefer to receive the required Benefit Notices in hardcopy should notify the Office of Human Resources at  Questions regarding these notices may be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

Form 1095-C

Beginning with 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations require large employers, like the University of Scranton, to report certain health care coverage information to full-time employees and to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Each year, the University will mail a Form 1095-C, which contains information about whether or not the University of Scranton offered health care coverage to you and your dependents the previous year.  In addition, the form indicates months that you were enrolled in coverage and names the dependents listed on your coverage in Part III.  For those staff and faculty who opt-out of the University’s health care coverage, the 1095-C will indicate that coverage was offered but not selected.

Please review the information you will receive each year from the University and report any discrepancies to Human Resources.

You should keep this information with your tax records.  If you would like general information questions about the IRS 1095 form and how it will be useful for some individuals, we have included the link from the IRS page for your reference. 

Thank you for your attention and cooperation as we work to maintain compliance with these federal reporting requirements.

Minors on Campus Policy - PA Act 153


The University of Scranton maintains its facilities in a manner consistent with its mission of higher education.  Although a university is primarily an adult environment, children under the age of eighteen (18) enter campus to visit faculty, staff or students.  Children may enter the campus as part of a program, to attend an event, or to use a campus resource.

The conditions in this policy are in addition to any requirements that may apply to other visitors to campus. This policy applies to activities and programs taking place on the campus of the University of Scranton where minors will be present and under the care and control of a University representative, as well as off campus activities that fall under the authority and direction of the University.  This policy applies to both programs in which adults have sustained and regular contact with children and programs where the contact with children is less regular.  This policy is not intended to apply to: 

  • Programs in which enrolled undergraduate students of the University, or of another university participating in the program, are the only minors participating.  
  • Research programs subject to the review and approval of the Institutional Review Board where minors are the subjects of the research.
  • Admissions programs designed to attract high school juniors and seniors to the University, family weekend, and such other programs as may be designated by the appropriate divisional vice president in consultation with the General Counsel.
  • Programs where minors are on campus under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult. 

Despite the tailored application of the restrictions set forth herein, the reporting requirement in this policy applies to all University employees and is not limited in any way by the exemption language above.

Minors on Campus registration forms should be submitted to, Attn:  Minors on Campus

University Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Information

Dear Members of the University Community:

Below please find a compilation of information on The University of Scranton’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs. Notice of this information is required by federal regulation and provides a useful resource regarding University efforts in this important area. A copy of this disclosure is available in the Offices of Human Resources (St. Thomas Hall - 100) and Student Life (DeNaples Campus Center – Suite 201) upon request.

Please note, recent changes in Pennsylvania law regarding use of marijuana do not impact this policy. Marijuana remains a controlled substance under Federal law to which the University is subject.


Lauren S. Rivera, J.D, M.Ed.
Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

Patricia L. Tetreault, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President for Human Resources

University Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Information

The University of Scranton Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Know Your Rights In The Workplace

Anti-Discrimination Notice

Discrimination In Employment 

Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law

Employee Polygraph Protection Act 

Employee Rights Under FLSA Including Minimum Wage and Pump at Work

EEOC Know Your Rights-Workplace Discrimination is Illegal

Equal Pay Law

Family Medical Leave Act 

No Smoking Notice

Occupational Safety and Health Act

Pennsylvania Child Labor Laws

Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right to Know Act

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Withholding Status 

Health Plan Transparency in Coverage

In 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (the Departments), released the Transparency in Coverage final rule to improve health plan price transparency.

Health plan price transparency helps consumers know the cost of a covered item or service before receiving care.

Beginning July 1, 2022, group health plans will begin posting pricing information for covered items and services to help consumers better understand the costs associated with their health care.

On that date, health plans must make publicly available machine-readable files in a standardized format, which will be updated monthly and include In-Network Negotiated rates and Out-of-Network Allowed Amounts. In the future, In-Network Prescription Drugs files will also be available.

In compliance with the final rule, Highmark is preparing to provide these files effective July 1, 2022.  To access the files, please follow the link:

At this time, per the guidelines, the above link provides for a machine-readable file and not a consumer download.  Highmark encourages members seeking cost information to utilize the cost estimator tool available at

Questions regarding these files or Transparency Mandates may be directed to the Office of Human Resources. Access the CMS Government website by following the link:

More requirements will go into effect starting on January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024, which will provide additional access to pricing information and enhance consumers' ability to shop for the health care that best meets their needs. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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