Policies and Guidelines

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Harvard's size and decentralized structure allow for diverse sets of rules among the University's different entities.  Click this link, University Policies, to find the full array of policies that apply across the University to ensure a safe, fair work experience.

Below find the most commonly asked about policies:

Affirmative Action

CommuteWorks program

Maternity Leave Benefits Summary for the Post Docs and Faculty of Harvard Longwood Campus and Affiliate Institutions

Faculty Maternity and Parental Leaves

Faculty Policies

General Workplace Policies (This link to Harvie lists all of the University's workplace policies.)

Inclement Weather Policy

Independent Contractor - Policy, Form, and Contract

Independent Contractor Questionnaire (An Adobe Acrobat typable form version of the independent contractor questionnaire.)

Independent Contractor Consulting Agreement (The Office of General Counsel website offers sample consulting agreements for reference.)

Minors on Campus

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

Social Media Guidelines

Staff Personnel Manual

Tobacco-Free Campus

Union Contracts (HUCTW, SEIU, etc.)

 

The Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Coming Soon - the list of 2015 Nominees and Honorees!

 

Performance Management

 

Completed Year-end Assessments are due in ePerformance May 29, 2015.  Resources and timeline information can be found here.  Contact Linda Miklas (linda_miklas@hms.harvard.edu) or Jennifer G. Ryan (jennifer_ryan@hms.harvard.edu) with any questions.