Policies & Procedures

Interim Payroll Policy

Interim Payroll Policy Effective September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Harvard has implemented an interim payroll policy and will implement payroll tax withholding and benefits for several new states starting this fall.

If your School or Unit offers full or partial remote work and you’ll begin or continue such an arrangement in California1, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont,...

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Business Expense Reimbursements Policy

This policy establishes when Harvard will pay for non-travel business expenses of any individuals conducting business on the University’s behalf. 

Honoraria and Reimbursements for Foreign Nationals

This policy outlines the circumstances in which the University can provide compensation to or pay for the travel expenses of guest speakers who are foreign nationals, and describes the associated tax implications.

Independent Contractors

Note to users: This policy is being revised now. Until the revised policy is ready, the existing version is still in effect. 

Petty Cash

This policy establishes the proper uses and administration of petty cash funds. 

Revenue Recognition

This policy establishes when revenue must be recorded at the University. 

Reserves for Bad Debt

This policy establishes how reserves for bad debt and write-offs are recorded at the University.

Travel Policy

This policy establishes how Harvard University will reimburse individuals for travel expenses incurred conducting University business.