Programs to Support Life
Outings & Innings
Outings & Innings provides various perks and discounts to Harvard employees including museum, movie, sporting events, theater tickets and more. To see a full listing and to sign up for weekly alerts on specials, visit their webpage. For more details about Longwood Campus pick-up of tickets, click here.
Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential help for all Harvard paid faculty, staff, and postdocs and their household members. You can reach the EAP at 877-327-4278 any day, at any time for counseling, online resources, webinars and seminars to help with any personal, family, or work-related issue including information on writing a Will; preventative measures for Cancer, Stress, or Heart disease; smoking and tobacco cessation; seeking Child Care or Elder Care Housing; or investing to name a few. You and any member of your household can call the EAP for confidential consultation and referrals to experts near work or home.
Harvard Housing provides employees with information on living in housing owned by Harvard, lists of apartments and agents to rent off campus, faculty and staff real estate program, home buying and selling seminars, and preferred mortgage brokers. Visit the Harvard Housing website for more information.
Harvard’s Benefits Office provides resources and seminars to help faculty and staff move into retirement gracefully. Harvard paid employees can find a complete list of services on HARVie.
Employee Tuition Assistance and Professional Skill Development
Harvard invests in the ongoing training and professional development of its faculty and staff. Employees have options of tuition reimbursement, courses at a minimal cost through the Center for Workplace Development and Harvard’s Extension School. HARVie provides more information for Harvard paid employees.
When an employee gets married, has a baby or adopts a child, experiences a partners change in employment, or getting a divorce you might need to update your benefits. Harvard’s Benefits Office has call in hours and drop in services. HARVie provides more information for Harvard paid employees.
Community and Special Interest Groups
Harvard provides many opportunities to belong to groups with their own focus. Below is a list of groups offered at Harvard. Employees of Harvard may click here for specific contact information and descriptions.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com) if no other backup is available.
Q: When should all absences and timesheets be entered and approved in PeopleSoft for the 12/26 paycheck?
- Report time & absences by 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 17th.
- Approve absences by 3:30 PM and approve timesheets by 5:00 PM Thursday, December 18th.
- Click here for the full Winter Recess Time and Absence Deadlines Calendar.