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.)

 

Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015

 

Harvard’s annual benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 will take place in PeopleSoft starting at 8 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 8 p.m. on November 19, 2014. Benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2015.

 

For Faculty, post docs, administrative and professional staff and other non-union staff members Harvard has announced several health plan changes. You can read more about the 2015 Benefits changes here.

 

To get much more out of the upcoming information sessions and the “big” Open Enrollment Guide, watch this informative video and take the self-assessment to hone in on the benefits options that might be right for you.  It only takes 8-10 minutes and is available here.

 

Educational sessions will be held on the Harvard Longwood Campus and at the Primate Center, as well as WebEx sessions to cover the 2015 non-union benefit plan changes only.

 

For Union Members Open Enrollment highlights can be found here.