Harvard is offering an early retirement incentive package to staff across the University as one of many steps toward managing the challenges of the economic downturn.
Benefits estimates that 1,600 staff members are eligible for the program. While the most direct effect may be on those employees, this move is intended to reduce overall spending and minimize disruption for all of Harvard’s workforce.
As Vice President for Human Resources Marilyn Hausammann’s announcement letter states, University leaders are “acutely aware of the needs of our staff,” and “sensitive to the effect of our decisions on those who have helped make Harvard great.”
You can find program details in HARVie’s benefits section.