Resources

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The University Ombudsman Office offers a unique opportunity for addressing issues.  In addition, there are many University resources that may provide support and guidance:

  • Sexual Harassment:  The University has designated administrators/deans who can conduct a formal review and or investigation of complaints.

  • KGA:  The University’s Employee Assistance Program provides a wide range of services for faculty and staff, including short term counseling, debt counseling, legal services, child and elder care referrals and more.
     
  • University Disability Services:  UDS welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. UDS provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.  UDS serves as a central resource on disability-related information, procedures and services for the University community and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and acquisition of standard disability-related University practices, procedures and resources.
     
  • Compliance Hotline: Faculty and staff can file an anonymous report regarding a concern relating to compliance, ethics or other business conduct.  1-877-694-2275.
     
  • Bureau of Study Counsel: BSC provides peer counseling, tutoring, academic support to the College, GSAS, GSE, HKS and the HBS Doctoral Program, and is open to faculty, students, instructors, teaching fellows, coaches and administrators.
     
  • Accessible Education Office: Accessible Education Coordinators are available to assist students in the College and graduate and professional schools.
     
  • Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning:  The Bok Center offers faculty, graduate student teaching fellows (TFs), and other instructors of Harvard undergraduates a wide variety of training programs and resources to promote better teaching.
     
  • Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: (OSAPR) Provides confidential support, information and resource referrals to survivors of sexual violence to students in the College and graduate and professional schools.
     
  • Office for Postdoctoral Affairs:  The Office exists to support postdoctoral scholars in working towards career and professional development goals, to serve as a resource to campus constituents on postdoc life and work, and to build a sense of community among the postdocs it serves.
     
  • Faculty Development and Diversity: FD&D serves as Harvard University's central faculty affairs office.
     
  • Policies and Union Contracts: available on HARVie
     
  • Disability Benefits: available on HARVie
     
  • University Health Services
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  • Ombuds Office: HMS, HSPH, HSDM, and the affiliated hospitals
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  • Volunteer Ombuds Program: Harvard Kennedy School (requires login)
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  • University Statement of Values
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  • University Police Department
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  • Recommended Reading
    • Namie, Gary and Ruth Namie, PhD. The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job. 2nd ed., Sourcebooks, 2009.
    • Curry, Lynne. Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge. New York: AMACOM/American Management Association, 2016.
    • Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Penguin Group, 2000.
    • Eddy, Bill, LCSW, ESQ. BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns. 2nd ed.Unhooked Books, LLC, 2011.