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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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Important March 31 Deadline Approaching

Important March 31 Deadline Approaching


March 31 is an important deadline for four Harvard reimbursement programs: (1) the 2016 HUCTW Copayment Reimbursement Program, which assists HUCTW members with their annual medical copayment costs (2) the 2016 Flexible Spending Account Program, which allows staff to set aside money pre-tax for healthcare or dependent care expenses (3) the 2016 Fitness Reimbursement Program, which partially reimburses staff for health club membership fees and (4) the 2016 Bike Commuter Benefit, which assists with associated with bicycle purchase and repair.…

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HUCTW Copay Reimbursement Program

HUCTW Copay Reimbursement Program


Harvard and HUCTW recently negotiated a new version of of the Copayment Reimbursement Program, which helps HUCTW members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts. In 2016, the program helps with copays for doctor visits and prescriptions, and in 2017 the program will also start assisting with copays for hospital and ER visits, as well as high tech imaging. In all three years of the new contract, you are eligible for this program if you are an HUCTW staff member enrolled in a Harvard health plan, and if your copayments exceed the amounts (“copayment caps”) listed for your salary range.…

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Executive Order: HUCTW Response & Assistance

Executive Order: HUCTW Response & Assistance


Some of you have reached out to the HUCTW office to express concerns about President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily preventing citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States and indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. Please know that HUCTW leaders are also very concerned about the effects of the Order. HUCTW members and Harvard faculty, students, and staff come from almost every country in world, including Muslim-majority countries, and we want to express our ongoing support for and solidarity with all of our valued immigrant colleagues. We know that HUCTW members also have family and friends affected by the Order and we want to help connect you with all available resources to assist you or your loved ones.…

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Your HUCTW Education Benefits

Your HUCTW Education Benefits


Harvard and HUCTW support lifelong learning for staff. Together we have negotiated three kinds of financial assistance to help employees with the costs of courses inside and outside of Harvard, and other forms of education, as well as strong language to facilitate time away for learning.…

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HUCTW Election: December 6, 2016

HUCTW Election: December 6, 2016


On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, HUCTW is holding an election for President and Vice President of HUCTW (all other positions are uncontested). On the the 6th, voting takes place across the campus, including at many convenient locations Cambridge, Longwood, and Allston. View the following PDF to find a voting location and time near you. Please bring a photo ID with you to vote.…

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Health Care for HUCTW Members in 2017

Health Care for HUCTW Members in 2017


With Benefits Open Enrollment for 2017 around the corner, this is a good time to review the impact of health plan changes resulting from the new HUCTW-Harvard Agreement that our Union’s members ratified in February 2016. Health care can be complicated and we want to make sure you get answers to your questions in order to make confident decisions for yourself and your family. Open Enrollment will take place November 2-16.…

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