• HUCTW Update
    What's happening with our new contingent work policy? So far, 42 long-time unbenefited contingent jobs have been converted to benefited HUCTW jobs!
  • HUCTW 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
    This Fund provides 50% reimbursement for one course per semester. Eligible courses include things such as: conferences, workshops, test prep, and classes at non-accredited institutions.
  • Career Development
    Harvard’s HR offices are offering informational interviews on the third Thursday of the month through June. Learn more and sign up on the Harvard HR website.
  • Contract Negotiations
    At the end of 2018, HUCTW members voted to ratify a new, three-year contract. Union leaders have created a detailed summary of the Agreement, describing all agreed-upon changes and policies.
  • 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.

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Recognition

Extra Compensation

Have you taken on additional responsibilities beyond your original job description? You may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification. Learn more!

News & Events

Update on HUCTW’s Contingent Work Policy

Update on HUCTW’s Contingent Work Policy


This communication is meant to provide an update on the implementation of the new Harvard-HUCTW policy limiting the use of Temps and less-than-half-time workers (LHTs), which took effect in March. More important, this letter discusses the reasons behind the new policies and how they benefit the members of our community. The intent of the new rules is to ensure that unbenefited employment categories are used only for truly short-term projects, or for tasks that require very minimal weekly hours. Essentially, the revised policy aims to make certain that staff doing regular jobs on a regular basis have the benefits and protections of regular Harvard employment.

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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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Harvard Informational Interviews

Harvard Informational Interviews


In order to promote internal career growth and networking, all of Harvard's HR offices will be offering informational interviews on the third Thursday of January through June of 2019. The following description from the Harvard HR website explains how the interviews work, how you can sign up, and what you should do to prepare. You must sign up in advance (ideally two weeks ahead of the date you would like a meeting) 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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