Work/Life

Child Care Scholarship for Services & Trades Employees

April 5, 2017

The Office of Work/Life offers limited scholarship funds to eligible Harvard employees to help defray the cost of child care. The 2017-2018 cycle is open online in PeopleSoft through Friday May 5, 2017. Learn more here

School's Out Vacation Camp!

March 29, 2017

April camp is April 17-21, 8am-6pm each day. Sign up for the entire week or per day - $80/week, $20/ per day per child. Learn more about camp locations, registration, activities.

 

Harvard Yard Child Care Center Open House

March 8, 2017

Harvard Yard Child Care Center is a non-profit, child care center and preschool, serving children from three months through five years of age. Join our open house on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30am to 12:00pm. Learn more here

2017 Apr 01

Peabody Terrace Children's Center Open House

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

900 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Peabody Terrace Children's Center (PTCC) is a  non-profit child care center providing care for University affiliated families and the surrounding community. The Center serves children between 3 months and 5 years of age.
2017 Apr 01

Harvard Yard Child Care Center Open House

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Yard Child Care Center is a non-profit, child care center and preschool, serving children from three months through five years of age, in Cambridge, MA. We are open to all families, regardless of race, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

2017 Mar 04

Radcliffe Child Care Center Open House

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Child Care Center, 10 De Wolfe Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Celebrating 40 years in the community, Radcliffe Child Care Center is located in the Heart of Harvard Square, steps from the Charles River. Through our well-trained staff, we offer high-quality group care and education on a fee basis for children 3 months old through 5 years of age.

http://radcliffechildcarecenters.org/

2017 Apr 17

School's Out Vacation Camp

Apr 17 (All day) to Apr 21 (All day)

Harvard's Schools Out Vacation Camp offers activities and care for children ages 5-12, grades kindergarten to 6, during the Massachusetts public school vacation weeks. 

April camp is April 17-21, 8am-6pm each day.

Sign up for the entire week or per day - $80/week, $20/ per day per child. 

Learn more about camp locations, registration, activities, etc.

 

Harvard on the Move!

February 1, 2017

Weekly group walks and runs offer fitness, support and the opportunity to meet others in the community. Click here to learn more.

 

I have assumed supervision of a group of employees who currently have a diverse range of flexible work arrangements. I may need to change these or I may not – but first I need to get handle on them. Where do I begin?

Refer to Evaluating, Managing and Measuring Flexible Work Arrangements for general practices and guidelines. You will want to start by documenting what work arrangements are currently in place – a chart or spreadsheet showing each person’s schedule can help you see where there may be gaps as well as logical parameters for core hours, staff meetings, and so on. Compare what’s in place to your operational principles and current and projected business needs. Is there any overlap in the current set of work arrangements?

Read moreI have assumed supervision of a group of employees who currently have a diverse range of flexible work arrangements. I may need to change these or I may not – but first I need to get handle on them. Where do I begin?

What role should an employee’s reason for proposing a flexible work arrangement play in whether or not I grant a proposal?

Specific procedures apply if the employee’s proposal is based on his/her own health condition or disability or that of a family member; in such cases, you should immediately contact your local HR representative for guidance.

Employees are not required to give a reason when submitting flexible work arrangement proposals. A supervisor should evaluate each proposal on the business case, and should not deny a proposal based on an employee’s reason (or perceived lack of reason). Sometimes an employee may not wish to do so, especially if private family issues are the reason.

Read moreWhat role should an employee’s reason for proposing a flexible work arrangement play in whether or not I grant a proposal?

Can I change my FWA if it’s not working out for me?

A new FWA should be reviewed in the first 30 days to ensure it is effectively meeting the needs of the employee and the business. To propose a different flexible work arrangement at any time (e.g., change from compressed work week to job sharing), a new written proposal should be submitted to your manager for consideration. A written proposal should also be given to your manager if you would like a return to your previous work schedule—but remember that this is not always possible.

Read moreCan I change my FWA if it’s not working out for me?

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