ORC ANNOUNCES NEW "POSTDOC POLICY"
The New Postdoc Policy was implemented in January 2010. See Postdoc Policy details, forms and instructions here.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS/POLICY QUESTIONS:
Jan Goplerud, HR Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.582.0125
Donelle Warner, HR Representative, email@example.com, 617.582.0158
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS QUESTIONS:
Angela Carter, Benefits Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
BWH on Mondays and Fridays at 617.525.7637
MGH on Tues, Weds, & Thurs at 617.724.9357
A brief overview of the benefits package for BWH Research Fellows
See details about your BWH benefits package on the BWH Intranet. People searching from outside BWH, please see the BWH Benefit Summary Sheet above.
The ORC and Research Advisory Committee (RAC) developed this set of policies which address training and employment for postdoctoral fellows.
BWH postdoctoral fellows are considered "Affiliates" and are eligible for enrollment in the Harvard Student Health Plan, when they have a current appointment with the university, and when they are not eligible for employee benefits either through the university or BWH. For Postdoctoral Fellows, there is no limitation to the number of years that they may be enrolled in the Harvard Student Health Plan as long as they maintain a Harvard Appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow through BWH. Enrollment is for a full semester (2/1/010-7/31/10 or 8/1/10-1/31/11) or full year (2/1/10-1/31/11) only, and plans are not pro-rated. In light of this, others have enrolled prospectively for the following semester, and have purchased some type of travel insurance or catastrophic insurance for the dates before their HUHS coverage goes into effect - which tends to be lower cost.
The NPA and Garnett-Powers and Associates, Inc. have joined together to offer a health insurance plan to full, individual NPA members who do not have access to health insurance. Benefit coverage for the new plan is provided through Student Resources, a UnitedHealthcare company specializing in university health programs. Garnett-Powers are longtime supporters of NPA.
Read the policy, eligibility guidelines, course requirements, other details, and see the online application tutorial. Questions about a specific course are best directed to your supervisor and the BWH Tuition Reimbursement Coordinator at 617.582.0100 or BWHTuition@partners.org.