Harvard's size and the variety of missions, functions, and operating models among its different departments sometimes result in different rules and policies, but there are many policies that apply across the University to help ensure a safe, fair work experience for everyone.
The Office of the Provost and the Financial Policy Office within the Office of the Controller host summaries of University-wide policies. These work alongside the Personnel Manual, union contracts and local policies. If you are unsure which rules apply in a specific situation, feel free to ask your local HR office.
A Sample of University-wide Policies
Temp and less than half-time policies
It is important to remember that University temps can only work 90 days and Less than Half-time employees need to report less than 17.5 hours to be in compliance with University policies. Review the policies and guidelines for hiring a temp or LHT for more information.
Managing Grants (Office for Sponsored Programs Handbook)