Office of Work/Life

Director of the Office of Work/Life: Nancy Costikyan


Harvard’s Office of Work/Life supports the health, wellbeing and work/life fit of benefits-eligible faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows as well as their spouses/partners and dependents.

The Office administers several programs with external providers and internal partners to deliver best practice work life services across multiple domains. These include the Employee Assistance Program’s confidential mental health, stress and burnout resources, legal, career and other consultants; Harvard-subsidized back-up child, elder and personal care providers, free senior care planning services and education system navigation consultants; Mindfulness app and other free workshops and courses; Flexible/dynamic work guidelines; Harvard’s six on-campus child-care centers; and over $3 million in child care and adoption scholarships each year.



  • Best practices in work/life management, including flexible/dynamic work strategies
  • Promoting employee wellbeing across multiple domains
  • Supporting employees in distress – personal and family matters, mental health, domestic violence, addiction, workplace, career, legal and financial concerns
  • Leadership and workplace/work group consultation
  • Mindfulness practice and stress management approaches
  • Supports for child, elder, and personal care
  • Harvard resources for LGBTQIA faculty and staff

Link to Office of Work/Life home page