Transitioning to a New Way of Work

While we've faced significant challenges over the last year, we've also been offered an opportunity to reevaluate the way we work, collaborate, and connect across FAS. We look forward to finding new and dynamic ways to work while continuing to to foster the FAS mission of excellence in scholarship and research.

Below, you will find information to help you navigate the dynamic work landscape, whether it’s on campus, remote, or a combination of both.

Dynamic Workplace

FAS HR has curated a list of dynamic workplace resources for managers and staff, including information on managing virtual teams, best practices for working virtually or in a hybrid model, managing a remote work/life balance, and more. Please see the Dynamic Work at FAS page for more information.

Dependent Care

Your dependent care needs may have changed over the last several months. Harvard has many resources available to help ensure that you have the support you need to care for the important people in your life.

Health and Wellness

Physical and mental health are top priorities for our FAS community. Harvard provides many resources to make sure staff feel healthy and supported in all areas of their lives.

  • Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential help for all Harvard employees and their adult household members.
    • Harvard’s EAP offers assistance in a variety of areas, including mental health, legal and financial issues, dependent care provider searches, and workplace problems.
    • You can reach the EAP any time for personal or work-related concerns at 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278).
  • Enroll in one of The Office of Work/Life's Mindfulness Sessions, now offered via Zoom.
  • Take a break from work and listen to one of these meditation podcasts from Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - they are all under 7 minutes in length.
  • Connect with colleagues from similar backgrounds with the Harvard University Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Harvard’s ERGs strive to promote equal opportunity, awareness, and understanding of Harvard’s rich and diverse community, centering on the experiences of staff and faculty from historically marginalized groups.
  • Harvard Recreation offers memberships to Harvard staff members that includes access to Harvard fitness centers and group fitness classes, both in person and virtual.

Transportation

Harvard Transportation and Parking office offers a variety of transportation options, including new options that increase flexibility for parking, public transportation, and biking.

Please review the Harvard Transportation and Parking website in order to receive up-to-date information about on-campus parking options, public transit options, and more.

Professional Development

Whether you’re working on campus, hybrid, or remotely, there are many ways to stay connected, learn new skills, and advance your career at FAS and Harvard. Find more information on opportunities available for FAS staff at the Learning and Development section of the FAS HR website.