• HUCTW Event
    Watch the recording of our June 6 panel discussion, "Working from Home: Trends, Benefits, and Challenges of Implementing Telework."
  • 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 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.
  • Our Funds
    The HUCTW Transportation Fund helps eligible members with high commuting or parking costs. The Fund reimburses members twice a year and the next deadline is January 15, 2017.

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Working from Home: A Panel Discussion

Working from Home: A Panel Discussion


Watch the recording of our June 6 panel discussion, "Working from Home: Trends, Benefits, and Challenges of Implementing Telework." This event took place on June 6, 2017 and was open to the Harvard community. Panelists included: an academic expert from MIT, a practitioner from the US Government Accountability Office, and an IT specialist from Harvard, who shared their experiences and insights into telework.

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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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Overtime: Cash or Comp Time?

Overtime: Cash or Comp Time?


If you’ve worked overtime before, you probably know that overtime pay is calculated differently depending on whether the total number of hours you work in a week is under or over 40 hours. What you might not know is that any overtime hours you work up to 40 hours in a week can either be paid to you as cash or as time off ("comp time"). You can’t be required to take the pay as comp time -- that choice always rests with you -- and this is laid out in the HUCTW contract. Learn more about this policy, and about how overtime works in general, on the following page.

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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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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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