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

Inclement Weather Policy

Independent Contractor - Policy, Form, and Contract (Before moving forward with an independent contractor, please consult your Human Resources Consultant.)

Independent Contractor Questionnaire

Independent Contractor Consulting Agreement

Minors on Campus

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

Social Media Guidelines

Staff Personnel Manual

Tobacco-Free Campus

Union Contracts (HUCTW, SEIU, etc.)

Unprofessional Relationships and Abuse of Authority


Transit Gallery


Members of the Harvard Longwood Campus community are invited to visit Gordon Hall's Transit Gallery to view a new exhibit of photography by James Hull.
Personal Propaganda: Reading Early Portraits / The Restoration Series 

In this solo exhibition James Hull draws on years of experience working in museums to connect his decade-long documentary photo project: "The Restoration Series.” These photographs depict conservation and repairs to famous artworks, alongside a collection of early photographic portraits from the 1870's and 1880's gathered from James’ own family archives. 

This exhibit will be on display from September 9th – October 27th

Contact Tania Rodriguez (tania_rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu)



Performance Management


Planning/Goal Setting for FY16 is underway!  Resources and 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.