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

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.)

Social Media Guidelines

Staff Personnel Manual

Tobacco-Free Campus

Union Contracts (HUCTW, SEIU, etc.)

 

Performance Management Reminders

ePerformance is LIVE!  The best way to prepare for meaningful Assessment conversations in the spring is to invest in clear goal-setting now.  The deadline for completing FY15 Goals is September 30th.

 

Departments using the ePerformance Standard From can enter goals directly into PeopleSoft.

 

Departments using the ePerformance Summary and Exception Forms can capture goals on the "Planning/Goal Setting Form" found here.

 

ePerformance training and resource information can be found here.

 

For departments in the process of completing FY14 PPR Assessments, the deadline for completion/submission was August 31st.  While we have several departments with a 100% completion rate, the overall HMS completion rate for FY14 is hovering around 60%.  Please finalize and submit your completed FY14 PPR Assessment documents at your earliest convenience.

 

If you have questions about Performance Management, please contact Linda Miklas (2.7674; linda_miklas@hms.harvard.edu) or Jennifer Galbraith Ryan (2.3501; jennifer_ryan@hms.harvard.edu).