Harvard and the FAS is committed to supporting employees' personal and professional lives, which may include an employee taking a leave of absence to address and heal from health challenges or changes. As a manager, your role is crucial in helping employees navigate their transitions away from and return to work. Your HR Consultant is always available to meet with you to sensitively and effectively prepare for and approach these challenges and transitions.
An employee's plans for taking a leave call on a manager's planning skills. Advance consideration of how you will cover the employee's job responsibilities during their leave, along with sensitivity to the personal challenges or changes they may be facing, will pay dividends in your whole work group's productivity, morale, and retention.
Whenever one of your staff members will be taking a leave, please notify the FAS Leaves Consultant, Nikki Brown, at 617-496-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible for assistance.