Harvard's Human Resources portal provides comprehensive information about compensation, health and other benefits, financial and legal resources, employment opportunities, professional development opportunities, perquisites, and many other things.
Harvard Travel Services provides information or assistance related to booking ground, rail, and air transportation for domestic and international travel, hotel and car rental discounts, travel advisories, and many other things. In addition, eligible employees may apply for a corporate card to pay for travel and entertainment expenses.
Eligible Harvard employees can purchase parking permits, receive discounts on MBTA passes, arrange carpools, charter vans, ride Harvard's daytime vans if they have physical and medical conditions that make riding Harvard's accessible shuttle buses difficult, use Harvard's evening van service as a supplement to the regular shuttle buses, learn more about bike commuting, and many other things.
The Harvard University Employees Credit Union is a full-service credit union open to all Harvard faculty, staff, and their families. It offers savings and checking accounts; car, home, and student loans; debt consolidation, and many other services.
Harvard has more than 70 libraries; policies on admittance and borrowing privileges vary per library. For the Harvard College Library system (which includes Widener Library, Lamont Library, Cabot Science Library, and many others), information on borrowing privileges is available here. Please visit the Harvard Library website for information on all of Harvard's libraries.... Read more about Harvard Library Access
In December 2010, the FAS unveiled a voluntary retirement program. The FAS Retirement Program allows faculty to choose a phased, personalized retirement path with a transition that lasts from two to four years, depending on the option chosen by the faculty member.
Harvard's Faculty Real Estate Services provides a broad range of housing services to current and prospective Harvard faculty and administrators. It provides information and assistance related to home buying, selling, and moving; rental properties and services; and related matters such as transit and parking, schools, and local hospitals.
Faculty Financial Services staff can assist faculty in matters such as supplemental compensation or Harvard research "start-up" funds. They can also provide information and referrals related to the financial aspects of recruitment, relocation, and retirement for individual faculty members. To discuss housing and relocation resources, please contact Tom Skerry, 617-495-0443, email@example.com.
Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential help for all Harvard employees and their household members. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278). EAP can help you with personal or work-related concerns about yourself, family, friends, or coworkers, including mental health and crisis care, legal and financial problems, workplace and coworker problems, problems with drugs, alcohol or gambling, grief and loss, and other issues.