Harvard offers a generous package of benefits and perks including liberal time off, tuition assistance, a wide range of health plans and special perks like discount theater and movie tickets.
Generous Paid Time Off
1-4 weeks of vacation to start
11 1/2 paid holidays
3 personal days per year
Health and Welfare Benefits
Choice of 9 medical and 2 dental plans
Short-term disability paid for by Harvard
Optional long-term disability, dental and long-term care coverage
Automatic life insurance
Co-pay reimbursement program
Flexible spending account for medical expenses not covered by insurance
Fully paid Staff Retirement Plan with wide range of investment choices; Harvard contributes monthly amounts equal to between 6.5% and 10% of salary depending upon age
Health coverage for eligible retirees
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity and Investment Program
Work/Life Benefits and Services
Up to 13 weeks of leave for new parents by birth or adoption, with up to 12 weeks available to foster parents * Birth mothers receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave while adoptive mothers and fathers can receive 4 weeks of paid parental leave
Paternity and family leave time
Flexible spending account for dependent care
On-site, Harvard affiliated daycare centers * Backup care
Financial assistance for day care and * adoption.
Information and referral to day care and other services for children, the elderly, and adoptive parents.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program counseling and referral
School Vacation Programs
Noontime education and support programs
Tuition Assistance Plan
Harvard undergraduate and graduate courses available to eligible staff members for substantially reduced fees.
Reimbursements to staff members of up to $2,000 per year for job-related courses taken at schools other than Harvard
Special Discounts and Services
Outings & Innings, Harvards discount program for leisure and recreational activities
Insurance and mortgage discounts, housing listings, public transportation discounts, and discounts on technology products such as cell phones.
Access to Harvards Resources
Access to Harvards libraries, athletic facilities, recreational programs, world-renowned art and other museums
Wellness and Fitness Programs
University Health Services offers a comprehensive on-campus program of courses, workshops, and individualized training, in everything from aerobics, ballroom dancing, karate, swimming and yoga to stress management, meditation and nutrition
Center for Training and Development
Harvards in-house training program offers workshops in career-building skills, information technology, management skills etc.
Employee Credit Union
* May be different or unavailable for some staff members