• Your Benefits
    March 31, 2019 is a key deadline for four benefit programs, including copayment reimbursement, FSA reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, and bike commuter reimbursement.
  • Flexible Schedules
    HUCTW members can negotiate to work from home when it snows, and as part of an ongoing flex schedule. We have strong contract language to support many flexible scheduling options.
  • 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 Funds
    The official deadline for the 2019 Childcare Fund has passed, but we keep a small pool of money set aside for late applications. These are due March 31, 2019.
  • Career Development
    In order to promote internal career growth and networking, all of Harvard’s HR offices are offering informational interviews on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more and sign up on the Harvard HR website.

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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!

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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, February, and March 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.

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Unpaid Leaves of Absence

Unpaid Leaves of Absence


HUCTW members who want to take extended time away from work can use paid vacation time, but they can also arrange to take an unpaid leave of absence. Once you have passed your 90 day orientation and review period, you are eligible to take a short term unpaid personal leave of 30 - 90 days. Once you have worked at Harvard for five years, you can negotiate a long term leave of absence of 90 days - one year. The following page includes the HUCTW contract language on unpaid leaves, including short and long-term leaves.

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Working from Home When It Snows

Working from Home When It Snows


Sometimes members will reach out to the HUCTW office because they’ve heard from a supervisor that HUCTW staff aren’t allowed to work from home when it snows, or as part of a flexible schedule. When a supervisor makes a statement like this, it is probably because they are unfamiliar with Harvard-HUCTW contract language on flexible schedules and inclement weather. This contract language makes it clear that flexible schedule requests from HUCTW members can’t be “unreasonably denied,” including requests to work from home on a one-off basis, or as part of an ongoing flexible schedule.

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Detailed Summary of New Contract

Detailed Summary of New Contract


On December 4, 2018, HUCTW members voted to ratify a new contract covering the period from December 5, 2018 to September 30, 2021. The following is a Detailed Summary of the 2018 - 2021 Agreement, which provides specific details of all agreed-upon changes. These changes will be incorporated into two books -- the HUCTW Personnel Manual and the HUCTW Agreement later in 2019. Other than the changes described in the following Detailed Summary, all policies and programs in the previous contract (2015-2018) will remain the same.

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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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