These resources, tools and University partners can help you navigate the FWA process.
- Formal Proposal Form: All formal flexwork proposals must include a written proposal based on this form.
- Quick Start Guide: A one-page guide to getting started.
- Advantages to the Organization: Identify common benefits such as productivity, efficiency, customer service, business continuity, space constraints, etc.
- Compensation and Benefits Grid: Provides guidance and answers to common questions about the impact flexible work arrangements might have on pay and benefits.
- Job Considerations Grid: Provides an overview of factors to consider when evaluating a specific position’s suitability for a FWA.
- Managing and Measuring Flex: Learn how to monitor flex work once it is implemented.
- Communication and Collaboration Tools and Harvard IT Security: Teleworking or off-hours work will require special attention to communication and collaboration. Harvard's tools are designed to meet IT Security standards. Information technology safety and security: Employees are responsible for safeguarding Harvard’s information regardless of where, when and how they work. Employees considering telework or remote work must consult Harvard’s information security policy for detailed guidance on how information must be protected. See the requirements for data security levels 1-5 in particular, and the information security requirements that apply to everyone. And because Zoom is becoming a new area of security concern, be sure to refer to these new Zoom security practices, as well.
- Secure Configuration Options for Remote Access: Three remote access options to give users flexible ways for working remotely while still securing the Harvard information for which they are stewards, as well as maintaining performance and security of Harvard’s network, systems, and data.
- Leading Meetings with Remote Participants: Get tips for effective meeting management
- Tips on Participating in a Remote Call: Get tips for participating in a remote call
- Frequently Asked Questions: See answers to common questions.
- Ergonomics FAQ and Self-Assessment: Employees who telework or work remotely should assess the ergonomic suitability of their work setting.
- Training: Find training resources for flexibility and beyond.
- Working Virtually—The Basics
Questions, concerns, comments and success stories may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; these will be used to update the FAQs and inform flexwork trainings as we learn more from our community about making flexibility work at Harvard.
You can download all of these tools as a complete packet in PDF form. Please note that if there is a discrepency between the PDFs and the online version, the online version prevails.