Labor and Employee Relations

Is there someone I can talk to confidentially and anonymously about a work problem?

The University has a number of options for resolving workplace problems that will maintain your confidentiality. You can find a list here. If you’re not sure where to start, the Employee Assistance Program (which serves benefits-eligible faculty and staff, and their household members) and the Ombuds Offices (which serves all segments of the University community) are Read more about Is there someone I can talk to confidentially and anonymously about a work problem?

Who is eligible for the Harvard Bridge Program?

Employees must have completed their initial probationary period and have maintained satisfactory job performance in order to participate in the Harvard Bridge Program. Employees of most Harvard contractors are also eligible. Exempt staff may be eligible for some of our specialty classes. Please contact the Bridge for more information (Bridge Program phone number: 617-496-2216.)

Which jobs are eligible for overtime pay?

There are federal and state laws that govern pay. These laws contain many exceptions, so not all employees are entitled to overtime pay. Employees who are eligible for overtime are called "nonexempt" employees, and those who are not eligible for overtime are called "exempt" employees. If a role is found to be not exempt from the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that role is eligible for overtime wages, if the incumbent works more than 40 hours per week (California rules differ and are based on hours worked in a day).

How are jobs graded at Harvard?

Service and trades jobs, largely unionized with hourly rates governed by contracts, can be found in grades 001-043.
 Administrative jobs can be found in grades 047 to 064. In the lower grades of this range, jobs tend to clerical and technical positions that are over-time eligible, hourly, and unionized. 
In the higher grades of this range (grades 056 and above), jobs are individual contributor, supervisory, managerial, or executive positions that are salaried (also called “exempt” from over-time). You can learn more about grades and salary ranges  Read more about How are jobs graded at Harvard?

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