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About HGSE


Harvard offers an unbeatable package of benefits and perks — including liberal time-off, tuition assistance, a wide-range of health plans, and special perks like discount theatre and movie tickets.

Generous Paid Time Off

3-4 weeks of vacation and 12 sick days per year, which begin accruing the day you begin work; 11 1/2 paid holidays and 3 personal days (non-accruable) per year.

Tuition Assistance Plan

Classes taken at the Extension School are $40 per course, $70 at the Summer School. Graduate School courses taken at participating schools are usually at 10% of cost.

Access to Harvard's Resources and More

We offer many health and fitness programs. A few of these include recreational programs, workshops, individualized training, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, aerobics, ballroom dancing, karate, swimming, yoga for stress management, meditation and nutrition. Our discount program for leisure and recreational activities offers bargain tickets to theatres, movies, museums, theme parks and sporting events, as well as discounts on travel, hotels, dining and shopping, world-renowned art and anthropology museums, libraries and more.

Special Discounts and Services

Insurance and mortgage discounts, housing listings and public transportation discounts

Center for Training and Development

Workshops in career-building skills, information technology, management skills and more (Find out more about training opportunities)

Harvard's Credit Union

Offers checking and savings, term share certificates, and IRAs, as well as mortgage, home equity, automobile and personal loans at competitive rates; tax deferred annuity and investment program flexible pre-tax investment plans with tax-deferred earnings and access to top mutual funds from Fidelity Investments, Scudder, TIAA-CREF, and the Vanguard Group.

Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance

A broad, flexible package of benefits to protect your health and financial security and that of your family, including a choice of medical and dental plans, free short-term disability coverage, and reasonably priced life and long-term disability insurance.

University Retirement Plan

Our fully paid Staff Retirement Plan provides income for retired employees.

Work/Life Benefits and Services

Programs and referrals in support of work, family needs and family leave time. Harvard has Cambridge-based day care centers and offers financial assistance for day care and adoption.