Mothers' Rooms

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Mother's Rooms are comfortable spaces available to all Longwood area women to use for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. Below you will find information on locations, logistics, and support.


LOCATIONS

School

Building/ Address

Room #

Pump Model

Location Notes

HMS Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck Street G 002 Medela
Symphony
Across from elevator
HMS Armenise Building, 210 Longwood Ave 130 Medela
Symphony
Across from the elevator and adjacent to the restrooms
HMS TMEC – Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave 444     

Medela
Symphony

This room is new as of December 2012 and replaces the old TMEC 147
HMS HIM – Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Circle 1 C
4
Medela
Symphony
Accessible from the NRB, in the Women’s Room near the doors to HIM from Elements Café
HMS NRB – New Research Building, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur 229 Medela
Symphony
Department of Genetics
HMS HMS: - 641 Huntington Ave 104

Medela Symphony

Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
HSDM HSDM: REB 405 (this is a temporary location) 405 Medela
Symphony
You will need to obtain a key from the security desk downstairs
HSPH Kresge - 677 Huntington Ave G11 A

Medela Symphony

Ground floor across from mailboxes
HSPH FXB - 651 Huntington Ave G 01

Medela Symphony

This is a shared room between the hours of 10-1:30 and 3-4
Located at the end of hallway close to elevators
HSPH 90 Smith Street 3rd Floor Medela
Symphony
Please email Tonya Hughes to register for the online sign-up calendar.

HMS /HSPH

Landmark: 3rd floor East 043 A Medela
Symphony
Around to the right once you enter the suite. If you have an HMS HUID please request that you have clearance to the HSPH Landmark 3rd floor east suite
LOGISTICS
  • The rooms are maintained by the Harvard Longwood Campus Offices of Human Resources
  • All rooms are equipped with Medela pumps. You would need to bring your own accessories when using Harvard’s Mothers’ Rooms.
  • When using a Mother's Room you may lock the door from the inside for privacy.  Note the time you will be finished on the white board on the door. *HSPH Smith Street has an online calendar to reserve the room.  See note above.
  • Log your time on the log sheets inside each Mother’s Room
SUPPORT
  • Accessory kits for Medela Symphony pumps can be purchased at a discounted rate at Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy at 75 Mount Auburn Street.  Please call first to see if they are in stock prior to making the trip.
  • In case anyone forgets or breaks an accessory kit piece needed for the pump, BWH has a pump accessories vending machine on the 6th floor (NICU). The vending machine takes cash or CC.
  • Harvard University’s Working Mother Guidelines are available on HARVie.
  • Contact Susanna Katsman, Harvard Longwood Campus Work/Life Program Manager, with further questions: worklife@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

Winter Recess Time Reporting Q & A

Q.   When is Harvard’s 2014 Winter Recess?

A:   Winter Recess begins Wednesday December 24, 2014 and goes through Friday, January 2, 2015.  Normal hours of operations will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

 

Q:  Do I need to request any absences in PeopleSoft for Winter Recess if I am exempt from reporting hours weekly?

A:  No, you do not need to request any absences or enter anything in PeopleSoft.

 

Q:   I report my time weekly in PeopleSoft.  What do I report for Winter Recess?

A:   All Winter Recess time should be reported as Holiday (HOL).

  • Helpful hints:  You can use the Apply Schedule button for the week 12/24 -01/2 and just change the time type from Regular to Holiday.   You can report your time up to two weeks in advance, which now covers the recess period.

 

Q:   What if my job requires me to work one or more days during the Recess?

A:   The specifics can vary by the day or days you work.  Please refer to this grid for details for a day by day schedule of how to report time worked during the Recess.  If you have questions about a specific situation contact Chirelle Hitt (chirelle_hitt@hms.harvard.edu)
       or your HR Consultant.

 

Q:  I am a time approver and will be out of the office the day time needs to be approved.  What arrangements can I make?

A:  There are a couple of ways to do this:

  • You can approve time as soon as it is in the system.  Ask your staff to report their time early so you can approve it early as well.
  • Make arrangements with another approver or adjuster for your group to approve your staff’s time.
  • Contact Chirelle Hitt (2-3901 or chirelle_hitt@hms.harvard.edu) if no other backup is available.

 

Q:  When should all absences and timesheets be entered and approved in PeopleSoft for the 12/26 paycheck?