Welcome to Working on Assignment at Harvard University
As a contingent worker on assignment at Harvard, you are warmly welcomed to our community – whether you are here for a few days or a few months. We appreciate the work you’ll do to advance Harvard’s world-changing mission.
Here are some key resources you’ll need.
- Orientation for Contingent Workers on Assignment at Harvard (video version)
- Orientation for Contingent Workers (PDF version)
- Key Facts about Harvard
- Campus Maps and Directions
- Campus Parking (though public transportation is highly recommended)
- Harvard Directory
- Harvard University Police Department -- Urgent calls to 617-495-1212
- Emergency Management (posted information about campus closings and altered work hours due to weather and other emergencies) and the MessageMe Emergency Notification System (to sign up for alerts)
- Harvard Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide
Getting Started/Wrapping Up
Getting started: Many contingent roles at Harvard require you to have an 8-digit Harvard University ID. If you need one, it will be assigned to you, and visible in Fieldglass in the HUID field. Once you have your HUID number, you may need the following items:
- HUID photo ID card, to enter or swipe in to many Harvard buildings. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID card and a copy of the Fieldglass work order with you to the ID office;
- Harvard Key, to log in to many Harvard systems.
Wrapping Up: Please take these steps, if applicable, at the end of your Harvard assignment.
- Return your HUID Card to the Yoh PMO by campus mail -- send it to 124 Mount Auburn Street, Room 3385, Cambridge. Inform your manager or the office administrator that you have vacated your workspace, and return keys.
- Return your Harvard laptop or device, and any Harvard-issued personal safety equipment, clothing or tools.
- Provide all work product and the Harvard information/data/files you used while on assignment to your Harvard manager and retain no copies.
Please direct questions about these items to the Yoh PMO or your agency.
Policies for Contingent Workers
- Harvard Contingent Worker Policies
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Harvard Dental Center Immunization Requirements for Contingent Workers
- Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) Immunization Requirements for Contingent Workers
Note: All contingent workers at HUHS, both clinical and non-clinical, must provide a letter of good health, signed by a physician, and documentation that they meet HUHS's Immunization Requirements to HUHS Human Resources on the first day of work, before begining work. In addition, nurses must present documentation of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. If required for the job role (true for most other clinical roles), contingent workers must present documentation of CPR certification.
General Workplace Policies that Apply to Contingent Workers
- Harvard smoke-free workplace
- Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
- Sexual and gender-based harassment
- Information security
- Safety and protection of minors