• HUCTW Benefits
    The HUCTW Education Fund reimburses members for eligible education programs not covered by Harvard-HUCTW TAP or TRP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Commute
    Check out the Harvard-HUCTW inclement weather policy, as well as the contract language on flexible schedules and working from home, to help you make your commuting decisions during winter weather.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    The HUCTW Copay Reimbursement Program helps members with their annual medical copayment costs (for doctor's visits and prescriptions) if they reach above certain amounts.

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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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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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Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer

Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer


The new three-year Agreement between HUCTW and Harvard, in the process of being finalized this month, includes significant changes in policies governing the employment of contingent workers at the University. The following document, Regular Benefits for Regular Work: An “Explainer” About Contingent Work Policies from HUCTW (PDF), is meant to provide background information that will help Union members, managers, and friends in the community understand the issues under discussion, the scope of the problem, and the goals of the new policy framework that will be coming into effect in a few months.

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Education Fund Deadline: January 25

Education Fund Deadline: January 25


The Education Fund is an HUCTW-Harvard negotiated program that helps with the cost of courses not eligible for reimbursement under the University’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP). The Education Fund awards HUCTW members a 50% reimbursement for the cost of one course per semester. Courses and programs eligible for the Education Fund include things such as test prep courses, conferences and seminars, and continuing education classes at non-accredited institutions. The Education Fund will also help with the costs of non-Harvard courses eligible for TRP if you have used up your entire $5,250 annual TRP reimbursement maximum.

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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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