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When is Your Next HUCTW Raise?

When is Your Next HUCTW Raise?


As July 1 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, 2017. You need to have been on the payroll for a full year as of October 1, 2017 to be eligible for the full 2017 raise. You can use a downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your exact raise for 2017.…

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Union Night at Fenway Park

Union Night at Fenway Park


The Red Sox Corporation invites HUCTW members to participate in its annual nod to Boston area unions: Union Night at Fenway Park, to be held on Labor Day evening, Monday, September 4, at 7:10 PM. This special offer waives part of the fees associated with purchasing Red Sox tickets, and offers a fun night of baseball with other union members and supporters from across the State. Purchase tickets here.…

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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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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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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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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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Informational Interviews at Harvard

Informational Interviews at Harvard


Local Harvard HR offices are offering informational interviews called “Career Conversations” every third Thursday from January through June, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. These sessions will help you to learn more about Harvard’s schools and departments, explore your career interests, expand your professional network, and strengthen future applications. You must sign up in advance 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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Financial Wellness Workshops

Financial Wellness Workshops


In partnership with HUCTW, the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is hosting a series of Financial Wellness Workshops on a variety of topics related to personal finance throughout 2017. The final workshop in the series is Automobile Buying and Financing in Cambridge (July 11) and in Longwood (July 12). Register here.…

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Workshop: Intro to Bike Commuting

Workshop: Intro to Bike Commuting


Want to bike for some or all of your commute to campus but not sure where to start? Think busy streets are your only options? Uncertain about the rules of the road? Join CommuterChoice and a local biking expert on May 5 for an informal lunchtime session on the basics of bike commuting. Bring your lunch & your questions. If you're already a bike commuter, bring a colleague who isn't! Seats are limited so please RSVP. …

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Disability Insurance Enrollment Deadline

Disability Insurance Enrollment Deadline


Harvard is offering a one-time enrollment period for Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) between April 24 and May 5. Whatever your age or your health status, you may want to seriously consider taking advantage of this opportunity, if you are not already enrolled in LTD Insurance through Harvard. If you are ever unable to work due to accident, injury, or illness, LTD Insurance will pay you a monthly income and continue your health insurance coverage for an extended period of time. …

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