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  • HLS Staff Culture Fest 2021

    November 18, 2022

    Be sure to scroll through this page to see all of the amazing ways HLS Staff contributed to Culture Fest 2022! Land Acknowledgement The HLS…

  • Podcast Launch Party: Tell Me Your Story with Edgar Filho

    November 17, 2022

    Join us for a celebration of the launch of the new HLS HR Podcast: "Tell Me Your Story" with Edgar Filho.

  • Trauma-informed training for HLS Staff

    November 3, 2022

    ​HLS Human Resources welcomes staff to join a 90-minute workshop, led by Harvard Office for Gender Equity’s SHARE Counselors Claire Geruson and Greta Spoering, on the topic of how staff can support and refer students (and other staff members) in moments of crisis and significant uncertainty as well as attend to vicarious trauma and prevent burnout.

  • Learning Launchpads for HLS Employees

    November 2, 2022

    Not sure where to start in your learning and development journey at HLS? Check out the Learning Launchpads below. Each guide provides suggestions for courses…

  • HLS Community Servings Volunteer

    October 20, 2022

    HLS has reserved a slot for a group of staff volunteers to prepare meals in the Community Servings kitchen.

  • HLS Staff Thanksgiving Party

    September 30, 2022

    Join us for a day of gratitude and take home a pie during the Thanksgiving season. All staff are welcome to come grab a pie to take home and write a thank you note for a fellow colleague.

  • HLS Boo Bash

    September 30, 2022

    The HR Keeping Connected Team invites you to participate in Trick or Treat Suites, our Halloween decorating competition between offices and departments.

  • Harvard Law School Inclement Weather Policy

    August 17, 2022

    As in years past, we continue to have a special phone line to help us cope with weather emergencies. Staff and faculty can call 617-496-SNOW…

  • Unpaid Interns and Volunteers

    August 12, 2022

    Volunteer Hiring Process Volunteering must be for altruistic reasons and not for training, to avoid hiring someone, or as a trial period for hiring. Volunteers…

  • Independent Contractor Information

    August 12, 2022

    HLS Independent Contractor Process Under Massachusetts and federal law, the University is required to meet a number of obligations with respect to the treatment of…

  • LGBTQ+ Resources for HLS Staff

    August 9, 2022

    Harvard provides a variety of resources, activities, information, and programs that serve LGBTQ+ individuals. On this page, you can find support resources specific to staff…

  • Harvard Heroes

    July 28, 2022

    Harvard Heroes is the University’s recognition program that spotlights and celebrates the mission-focused achievements and extraordinary contributions of a select number of Harvard staff each…

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence

    July 28, 2022

    The Dean’s Award for Excellence nomination form is currently closed. Highlights from the 2019 Dean’s Award Ceremony View full gallery (24 images) Award Criteria Honorees…

  • Peer-to-Peer Appreciation Award

    July 28, 2022

    Show a staff member your appreciation The Peer-to-Peer Appreciation Award is an employee-owned program that offers an opportunity for employees to recognize their colleagues’ hard work and…

  • Staff Appreciation & Recognition

    July 21, 2022

    Check out how you can celebrate your colleagues through the programs below! Peer-to-Peer Peer-to-Peer Appreciation Award This employee-owned program gives HLS staff the opportunity to…

  • Staff Community Events

    July 21, 2022

    Upcoming Events for HLS Staff Valentine’s Project: Kindness Card Making February 14, 2023
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Spend your…

  • Supplemental Staff

    July 21, 2022

    Categories of Supplemental Staff LHT (Less than Half Time) A LHT (less than half time) employee may work 14 hours or less per week, and…

  • Human Resources

    July 7, 2022

    Quick Links Careers at HLS Welcome New Employees Resources for Employees

  • Find your HR Business Partner

    July 7, 2022

    DepartmentHR Business Partner Email AddressAcademic Affairs Rachel GallagherAccess to Justice Lab Rachel GallagherAdmissions Dalila SantosAnimal Law & Policy Program/Clinic…

  • Offboarding

    July 7, 2022

    Below we have provided materials designed to streamline the departure process and answer some common questions about leaving your job.  You can also learn lots…

  • Performance Management

    July 7, 2022

    The formal performance review process occurs from June-July each year. The Performance Review Process which presents a great opportunity to reflect upon all that has been accomplished, both individually and collectively, throughout the academic…

  • Compensation & Position Management

    July 7, 2022

    On this page, you can find find details on the policies, timelines and additional information on our compensation and position related practices in addition to…

  • Approving Time & Absences

    July 7, 2022

    Resources for Approving Time As a manager, you may be expected to approve time of your non-exempt (hourly) direct reports.  Time approvers are required to…

  • Onboarding New Employees

    July 7, 2022

    Hiring Manager Checklist Check out the Hiring Manager Checklist on the HR ServiceNow Portal. Click here to view the Hiring Manager Checklist This…

  • Recruitment & Hiring

    July 7, 2022

    Process for Hiring a Benefits-Eligible Staff The HLS Talent Acquisition Team will work with you to post the job and effectively solicit candidates, identify the…

  • Employee’s First Days

    July 7, 2022

    Your first days at HLS As a new member of the Harvard Law School community, we know that you may have many questions about the…

  • Career Mobility

    July 7, 2022

    Career development is a process where employees strategically explore, plan and create their future paths with feedback and guidance from their managers and information and…

  • Interview Process

    July 7, 2022

    Apply for a Job To be considered an active candidate you must apply online via our Harvard Careers recruiting system. Cover letters are highly recommended to…

  • Student Hires at HLS

    July 7, 2022

    In order to provide one streamlined and efficient hiring process for all student workers and those hiring student workers, please follow our hiring process as outlined…

  • Work/Life & Wellness

    July 7, 2022

    The Office of Work/Life Learn about the resources, tools, & events hosted by the Office of Work/Life designed to support

  • HR Forms & Policies

    July 7, 2022

    Below are links to commonly requested forms.  If you have a question about a form, please contact us. If you have any questions, feel free…

  • Benefits for HLS Employees

    July 7, 2022

    Student Hires can refer to the graduate student union page to learn about their benefit eligibility. Benefits Enrollment

  • Entering Time & Absences

    July 7, 2022

    Reporting Time & Absences in PeopleSoft Hourly Employees All hourly, overtime-eligible [non-exempt] Harvard employees must report the time and absences they work each week in…

  • Meet the HR Team

    June 21, 2022

    The Harvard Law School HR Team strives to provide a rewarding, supportive, and dynamic work experience for our employees. Through thoughtful partnership, collaboration and people…

  • Our Community

    June 21, 2022

    Recognition & Appreciation Learn more about HLS Employee Recognition programs, such as the Dean’s Award for Excellence and Peer-to-Peer Appreciation Award. Staff Appreciation &

  • Learning & Development

    June 21, 2022

    Below is an overview of workplace training, professional and career development, and lifelong learning.  HLS Human Resources, like the University, is committed to helping staff…

  • Resources for Managers

    June 21, 2022

    Human Resources is here to support our managers.  On this page, we’ve provided key links to various resources to support you and your team at…

  • Resources for Employees

    June 21, 2022

    Harvard is an exciting place to work!  At HLS you will have access to community events, educational opportunities, extended networks of people with diverse interests,…

  • Welcome New Employees

    June 21, 2022

    Welcome to Harvard Law School! Here at HLS you have access to world class resources designed to help you thrive in your career.  As you settle…

  • Careers at HLS

    June 21, 2022

    Thank you for considering a career with Harvard Law School! We are a community of vibrant professionals who strive for excellence in providing service to…