Child Care Information

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Whatever the age of your child, finding quality child care can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are looking for an arrangement that will work best for your family and one in which you will be confident that your child will receive love and good care.

Overview

The first step in the process of choosing child care is to know what your options are. To begin, the age of your child will impact what kinds of care are available to you. Children are not required to attend school of any kind until they are age six, although most children benefit by at least attending a kindergarten program at age five.

Many families, though, require child care to meet their needs to balance family and work/school responsibilities. Your needs and those of your child will help determine the advantages and disadvantages of each option and will help you decide what is most appropriate for you and your family. You should look at different options and remember that the quality of care varies within each type of arrangement.

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?