• HUCTW Event
    "Working from Home: Trends, Benefits, and Challenges of Implementing Telework" -- HUCTW invites the whole Harvard community to a panel discussion about working from home (or “telework”). Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | CGIS South Building, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St
  • Our Contract
    Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported and encouraged by the Harvard-HUCTW contract.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    We have negotiated three kinds of financial assistance to help employees with the costs of courses inside and outside of Harvard, and other forms of education, as well as strong language to facilitate time away for learning.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer members three types of 0% interest loans to help members with costs of (1) renting or moving into a new home, (2) moving into a purchased home, or (3) home owner emergencies.
  • Seminar Series
    Throughout 2017, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) and HUCTW will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops exclusively for HUCTW members. The next workshop is "Paying the Tuition Bill" on May 17 (in Cambridge) and May 18 (Longwood).

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Working from Home: A Panel Discussion

Working from Home: A Panel Discussion


"Working from Home: Trends, Benefits, and Challenges of Implementing Telework" -- HUCTW invites the whole Harvard community to a panel discussion about working from home (or “telework”). Panelists include: an academic expert, a practitioner, and a Harvard IT specialist, who will share their insights into telework, and demonstrate how it can benefit both employee and employer. Panelists will discuss strategies to address common challenges to telework arrangements.Tues, June 6, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | CGIS South Building, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St

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Interest-Free Housing Loans

Interest-Free Housing Loans


Thinking of renting or buying a new home this summer? HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer members three types of 0% interest loans to help members with costs of (1) first and last month's rent or moving into a new rental home, (2) moving into a new purchased home, or (3) home owner emergencies. Check out the HUCTW Home Loan Program application page to download the loan affidavits and guidelines for all three loan programs.

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Negotiating a Flexible Schedule

Negotiating a Flexible Schedule


Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported by the Harvard-HUCTW contract. On the following page, you will find our contract language on flexibility in the workplace, including examples of flex schedules at Harvard. You'll also find the language on unpaid meal time (which some members use to create a flexible schedule). HUCTW organizers are happy to help you strategize about how to discuss flexible schedule arrangements with your supervisor.

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Informational Interviews at Harvard

Informational Interviews at Harvard


Local Harvard HR offices are offering informational interviews called “Career Conversations” every third Thursday from January through June, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. These sessions will help you to learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, explore your career interests, expand your professional network, and strengthen future applications. You must sign up in advance for these one-on-one discussions by submitting a brief questionnaire to the local HR office that you wish to meet with directly.

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25 Years of Solidarity

HUCTW is approximately five-thousand Harvard employees of diverse backgrounds, ages, talents, and opinions. Our work supports the teaching and research at Harvard, in libraries and museums, in labs, in offices, and out in the world. Some of us are on our way to graduate school; others of us are making our careers here. We are parents, artists, students, and more. Although we may hold different views and speak in many voices, we speak together as a Union for the things that matter to us: pay and benefits, and also flexibility, work-life balance, and self-determination in the workplace.

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