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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 Read more about How can I get involved in sustainability efforts at work?

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.

I just enrolled in my benefits – when will I receive my new ID cards for my medical plan, dental plan, vision, etc.?

You will receive your (benefit) ID cards approximately two to three weeks after you make your online election. They will be sent to your home address directly from the insurance carrier you have selected. You will receive a separate card from OptumRx (formerly Catamaran) for prescription coverage. In the event of an emergency prior to the issuance of the cards, please contact the Benefits Office.

Please note: OptumRx, Delta Dental and Davis Vision will not provide a card in the name of a covered dependent, although they will provide a duplicate card with your name on it for a Read more about I just enrolled in my benefits – when will I receive my new ID cards for my medical plan, dental plan, vision, etc.?

What happens to my benefits if my address changes?

If you are moving, it’s important to update your home address in PeopleSoft Self Service. It is also important to know that if you are enrolled in an HMO plan and have moved outside the Plan’s service area OR are enrolled in the PPO plan and have moved into the Plan’s service area, your coverage will automatically terminate retroactively to the date of the address change. You will be offered medical plan options based on your new address and will have 30 days to make changes to your medical plan. Current employees may visit Read more about What happens to my benefits if my address changes?

I-9 Allowable Documents for Employment Eligibility Paperwork

New employees are required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of U.S. employment eligibility.

Directions to the Center for Workplace Development

Walking and driving directions to Harvard Human Resources' Center for Workplace Development. Located at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, Mass.