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HUCTW Election: December 5

HUCTW Election: December 5


The HUCTW election for Union Executive Board Positions and Local Union Representatives will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at numerous voting locations across all Harvard campuses. You need to be an HUCTW member in order to vote and and you must bring a photo ID. You can vote at any ballot location. In order to run for HUCTW positions, and in order to vote, you must be a signed member of the Union. If you have not yet signed a membership card, you may do so at any time, including at the polls on December 5th. …

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HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate

HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate


As a part of our most recent contract negotiations, Harvard and HUCTW agreed to offer a two-month health care premium rebate for any Union member who switches into the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) option during Open Enrollment from October 25-November 8, 2017. This message is intended to provide you with more information about that program, and to encourage you to attend an information session if you would like to learn more about HUGHP. …

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Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee

Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee


The following letter was sent to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee by the HUCTW Executive Board and Staff on October 10, 2017. HUCTW members and leaders are proud of what has been accomplished over three presidencies, working with University leaders to make Harvard a great place to work. We ask the Presidential Search Committee to envision an era of University leadership that further builds on our shared commitments to inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and respect, so that together we can thoughtfully navigate future challenges and build a stronger, more united Harvard.…

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When Is My Next HUCTW Raise?

When Is My Next HUCTW Raise?


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. The average member (who earns $56,000 and has more than one year of service) will receive a 3.4% salary increase to their base pay. You can use our downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your exact raise for 2017.…

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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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Discounted Pet Insurance for Union Members

Discounted Pet Insurance for Union Members


As an HUCTW member you are eligible for discounted pet insurance through our parent union, AFSCME. AFSCME Advantage Pet Services offer two money-saving programs: (1) Pet Insurance and (2) Pet Savings. The programs are available to all dues-paying union members, retired members, and their families. The AFSCME Advantage Pet Savings program is designed to provide savings for all veterinary services, including routine care and coverage for all animals. AFSCME Advantage Pet Insurance program offers comprehensive accident and illness coverage.…

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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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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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