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2014 Jul 28

New Employee Orientation

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318, Cambridge

Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

Registration required*

Click here to learn more.

2014 Jul 14

New Employee Orientation

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3318, Cambridge

Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

Registration required*

Click here to learn more.

What is the Harvard Heroes Program? How can I make a nomination?

Harvard Heroes is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University. These staff members have been nominated and/or selected by their peers for work that goes above and beyond to support the mission of Harvard and set a standard of exemplary achievement. Nominations are made each spring, and you should contact your local human resources office ...

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How can I get involved in sustainability efforts at work?

Employees play an especially important role in generating solutions that lead to real results and many find that becoming involved in sustainability has provided them with leadership and professional development opportunities. Among the opportunities you’ll find here are joining a Green Team, working to Green Your Office –  a four-step recognition program for reducing energy and conserving resources in the workplace. You can...

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Where can I find a tour of Harvard’s campus?

A tour is a great way to get to know the campus! Harvard Information Center, located in the Smith Campus Center, offers free student-led walking tours through Harvard Yard. Tours are one hour and provide a general overview of the main Cambridge camps and University history. The Information Center also has maps for self-guided walking tours. For details and schedule, as well as links to tour information at the graduate schools go here. The Admissions Office offers separate tours for prospective students.

Can I enroll in the Harvard Tax-Deferred Account (TDA) at any time or do I have to have a qualifying event?

You can enroll in the TDA plan at any time. Current employees are encouraged to visit the TDA page, which has all of the details, including the contact information for the Harvard University Retirement Center.

Please note that new faculty and administrative and professional staff members are automatically enrolled in a TDA (with the option to cancel or change) after 60 days of employment. You will receive an TDA information package from the Harvard University Retirement Center (HURC).

I signed up for my T-Pass but have not received it yet – why not?

It can take one or two cycles before you receive your first pass, depending upon when in the month you sign up. You may contact WageWorks at 877-924-3967 to check when you can expect your pass to start. It is also possible that  you T-pass may have been delayed in the post office or there may be a problem with your address. Please contact Harvard CommuterChoice, 617-384-7433 or by email commuterchoice@harvard.edu or WageWorks, 877-924-3967 with questions.

I’ll be eligible for TAP by the time classes begin – can I register for classes and use TAP now?

No. In order to register for a class using TAP, you must have met the eligibility and wait period requirements. Before signing up for any class, it is important to review the information found in the TAP booklet; current employees may also learn more on the Tuition Assistance page.

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