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Career Development Opportunities @ HMS

If you are looking to enhance your existing career at HMS, or to prepare yourself for advancement, please be sure to explore opportunities for Career Development at Harvard.

Undecided about what you want or know how to do? Explore your interests, skills, values and reputation with Looking Inward.

Unsure of realistic possibilities? Find out more about where and how to get to your desired career by looking at the world of work around you with Looking Outward.

Ready to take the next step? Learn about informational interviewing, resumes and cover letters and job searching with Looking Forward.

 Training @ HMS

Options for learning alongside your colleagues from across the Harvard Longwood Campus abound!

Our own Work/Life and Learning & Development resources, as well as the Center for Workplace Development (CWD), offer a wide range of workshop and discussion formats and topics.

Current Calendar of Offerings for the Harvard Longwood Campus

HLC Work/Life & Professional Development Course Catalogue

For questions related to our Work/Life offerings, contact (worklife@hsph.harvard.edu). For questions about Learning & Development on the Harvard Longwood Campus, contact Gillian Simkiss (gsimkiss@hsph.harvard.edu).

Self-Paced Learning (for free!)

Harvard ManageMentor, developed by Harvard Business Publishing, is an online learning and collaboration resource for solving everyday business challenges.  If you need guidance creating a budget, suggestions for making meetings more effective, or techniques for motivating and leading others, Harvard ManageMentor offers best practices from world-class business experts on a wide spectrum of management topics. Harvard ManageMentor

There are also excellent training resources available through lyndaCampus, an online training resource for members of the Harvard community. lyndaCampus at Harvard University 

Harvard Online Learning

 With Harvard Online Learning explore Harvard’s extensive, world-class online learning opportunities, including podcasts and lectures to fully interactive courses and programs.

 

 

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?