Work/Life Programs at-a-glance

Harvard provides faculty, staff, and post-docs comprehensive support for Work/Life needs*. Details about the programs below can be found on webpage under or on Harvard’s intranet, The Work/Life Program Manager on Harvard’s Longwood Campus provides you with customized resources and support for personal or professional needs to make life’s transitions more manageable. You may request resources for yourself or those you work with or manage.

Home and Family
Raising a family while nurturing a career is complex, exhausting, expensive and fulfilling. Adult family members are living longer, sometimes with chronic illness, and need various supports and services. Balancing a career with navigating through Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and elder care housing and services can be emotionally draining and time consuming.  At Harvard University, there are many resources and programs to support your journey.


  • Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parental and Family Medical Leave (FML) and guidelines for flexible work arrangements
  • In-home back-up care through
  • Exceptional Caregiving Website: resources for families of children with a range of special needs
  • 12 Mother’s Rooms on Harvard’s Longwood Campus

Financial Assistance

  • Child Care Scholarships and Travel Funds
  • Adoption grants, support and assistance
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Dependent Care

  • Child Care Centers with priority access in Longwood, Cambridge, and Allston
  • Longwood Medical Area Child Care Network
  • Campus-based School’s Out Vacation Camp
  • Nanny search and placement services
  • Long Term Care Insurance for employees and their family members
  • Work/Life Courses & Webinars

Life raises many questions and provides many challenges. As a member of Harvard University community, you have access to many discounts and services to support life’s joys and challenges.

  • Outings & Innings: discounted tickets to sporting events, theater, museums, movies and more
  • Access to financial and legal advisors through Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Housing Services: rentals, sales, purchases, and mortgages
  • HMS affiliate institutions
  • Longwood Medical Area Child Care Resources
  • Employee Community
  • Employee Interest Groups
  • LBGTQIA Issues/Concerns
  • Work/Life Courses & Webinars

Work and Career
Whatever your definition of success, we have information and resources to support you in getting there.

  • Career exploration and counseling through Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Career & Professional Development Programs at the Harvard Longwood Campus and Online
  • Learning & Development Programs at the Center for Workplace Development
  • COMPASS: Your Guide to Navigating your Career & Professional Development
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program
  • Work/Life Courses & Webinars

Self: Mind, Body, Spirit
When you work as hard as you do, taking care of yourself may be the last item on your to-do list. At Harvard, you have access to a wide range of programs that support your well-being.

  • Fitness Benefit: discounts or reimbursement for gym memberships
  • Health Benefits
  • Life transitions
  • Healthy Harvard
  • Harvard on the Move: community walks and runs throughout the week
  • The Center for Wellness: massage, yoga, and meditation sessions on campus
  • Violence and home or at work
  • Cancer awareness
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Smoke Free and Tobacco Free Campus
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Behavioral Health consultation, referral and counseling through Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement education and planning resources
  • Family Medical Leave (FML) consultation and guidelines for flexible work schedules
  • Work/Life Courses & Webinars

*Faculty, staff and post-docs must be on a regular Harvard payroll and working more than half-time to be eligible for certain benefits. Please contact the HLC Work/Life Program Manager for more information.

Harvard University: or
Harvard University:
Harvard Longwood Campus:

Susanna Katsman, Ed.M. / Work/Life Program Manager / Human Resources
email:  office: 617-432-1048
address: 90 Smith Street, Suite 138, Roxbury, MA 02120