• Harvard Benefits
    Two important deadlines for those using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to take Harvard classes in fall 2019. Meeting these deadlines may help you save money this semester.
  • HUCTW Negotiations
    HUCTW members will receive their next salary increase on October 1, 2019. Use our salary increase calculator to figure out your particular increase.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    The HUCTW Childcare Fellowship application is now open! This fund helps HUCTW union members with childcare costs incurred during the calendar year. The deadline to apply for the 2020 fellowship is September 30, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Harvard Benefits
    The University will now be withholding tax for Harvard staff tuition benefits that meet certain criteria. HUCTW is very concerned about this change. We are working with the University to understand the change and mitigate its effects on members.

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Tuition Assistance Deadlines: Sept 11 & Oct 1

Tuition Assistance Deadlines: Sept 11 & Oct 1


We want to make you aware of two upcoming deadlines (Sept 11 and Oct 1) for those of you who are using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) during the fall 2019 semester. As you may recall from an earlier email we sent, Harvard is now withholding tax for graduate-level tuition benefits that meet certain criteria. If you are taking a Harvard class during the fall 2019 semester, please read this entire message as it lists two different ways to for you to avoid owing tax on your TAP benefits this semester.

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Tax on TAP: What Is “Job-Related”?

Tax on TAP: What Is “Job-Related”?


As we mentioned our email message from July, in order to ensure compliance with IRS policy, Harvard will begin withholding tax from your paycheck for any graduate-level tuition benefits (TAP/TRP) you receive from Harvard over $5250 per year for NON job-related classes. You may be able to avoid owing tax on your class up front, if you use Harvard's Graduate Credit TAP Form to make an argument that your course is job-related in the "Job-Relatedness Attestation" section of the form. The following page gives some examples and further explanation of how to apply the "job-relatedness" standard.

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It’s Moving Season!

It’s Moving Season!


Are you renting or buying a new home this fall? 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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Your 2019 Salary Increase

Your 2019 Salary Increase


As July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year at Harvard, we wanted to remind you that the next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2019. You need to have been on the payroll for a full year as of October 1, 2019 to be eligible for the full 2019 raise. The average member (which is someone who earns approximately $60,000 and has more than one year of service) will receive about a 3.5% salary increase to their base pay. You can use a downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your estimated salary increase for 2019. Members with less than a year of service will receive pro-rated increases of 1% or 2%, depending on their months of service.

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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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