Department Resources

COMPUTER & EMAIL ISSUES

For email support contact the Harvard University Information services at: ithelp@harvard.edu or their Help Desk at 5- 7777. Their website is at: http://huit.harvard.edu. If you need computer assistance, please contact support@help.hmdc.harvard.edu.

Harvard-MIT Data Center (HMDC) at: support@help.hmdc.harvard.edu. HMDC offers advanced computing facilities and infrastructure, including powerful and yet easy-to-use research computing tools, cluster computing power, application and server hosting, and on-site computer labs. HMDC also offers statistical workshops/classes, as well as user-friendly desktop support. In addition, HMDC continues to serve as the principal distributor of social science data for Harvard and MIT.

FAXING

There is a fax machine on the 4th floor of the CGIS Knafel Building that you are welcome to use to send out faxes.  We do not check it regularly, so please don’t use it to receive faxes unless you are able to retrieve them yourself. The number is 617-495-1470.   

ID SERVICES

You can find information about getting your ID card at the following website: http://www.campusservicecenter.harvard.edu/services/id-cards.    Your Government Department appointment must be active before you will be issued an ID.  If you are a visitor and have questions about your appointment, please see Jaronica Fuller.

KEYS

Joanna Lindh will issue you your office key. After hours, Buildings and Grounds (617-495-5560) can let you into the building but will not be able to let you into your office unless the HUPD (617- 495-1212) are also present.

MAIL

FED EX: Fed Ex packages are delivered regularly and put in your mailbox. You will be emailed as soon as a Fed Ex arrives for you. Fed Ex pick-up is at approximately 5:00 p.m daily. Please see Joanna Lindh for Fed Ex boxes, envelopes, and invoice forms. For Domestic, choose “standard overnight” and for International Fed Ex choose “priority”. Please note….for International Fed Ex, you must also fill out a Commercial Invoice. The original copy of the Airbill goes in Diana Wojcik’s mailbox in the 1st floor Departmental Office (K150). You should drop your Fed Ex parcel in the box located in the security desk in front of K150. Visitors will be asked to make their own payment arrangements. If you have any questions, please speak to Joanna.

INCOMING MAIL: Visitors and 4th floor faculty have mailboxes in K150. You may use your ID to enter the office after hours and pick up your mail at your convenience.

OUTGOING MAIL: The out-going mailbox is located under the mailboxes in K150.

OUTGOING UNIVERSITY MAIL: Leave your mail, in an interdepartmental folder, in the interdepartmental mailbox under the mailboxes in K150.

OFFICE SUPPLIES AND FURNITURE

See Joanna Lindh for all office supplies. Small amounts of commonly used supplies are kept at hand.  Letterhead, second sheets and envelopes as well as interdepartmental envelopes are available behind the reception desk in K150.   If you need specific supplies, or larger amounts of supplies please place an order with Joanna. There is also a Staples in Harvard Square.  Toner cartridges and other supplies will be billed to your TAD (Teaching and Discretionary) Account. Visitors using Harvard computers will have toner cartridges provided.   E-mail Joanna with the brand and model number of your printer to get a cartridge.  If you need furniture for your office, please speak with the Department Administrator, Frankie Hoff.  Basic office furniture is provided by FAS, the Department does not cover these costs.  Furniture cannot be billed to your TAD or Dean’s fund.

PARKING

Information about one day or ongoing permits can be found at:  http://www.uos.harvard.edu/transportation/parking/.

Harvardkey

HarvardKey is Harvard University's unified online user credential, uniquely identifying you to Harvard IT applications and services to grant you access to the resources you use every day.  https://key.harvard.edu/

Research Assistants

To advertise for a RA, please contact the Graduate Program Administrator, Thom Wall.  After you have identified your RA, please have them see Diana Wojcik in our Financial Office.  Do NOT let the student work until they have filled out all of the payroll paperwork with Diana.

Seminars and Workshops-General

Individual seminar web page links can be found under “Graduate Program"/"Graduate Research Workshops” on the Department’s website.

http://hwpi.harvard.edu/gov/graduate-research-workshops

TRAVEL

Faculty members may arrange their own travel directly with Harvard Travel (496-8000) or by using Expedia at https://www.expediacorporate.com/daily/brochure/default.asp.  First time users should consult: http://vpf-web.harvard.edu/ofs/travel/pdf/1sttimeuserxWGH.pdf. Harvard Travel can bill costs directly to your Harvard accounts or Corporate MasterCard if you wish. If you use your own credit card, travel cannot be reimbursed until after the trip has been completed.  Please see  Government Department Financial Office about Harvard account numbers, expense reports and reimbursements…or for general questions.  Harvard Travel Policies are outlined at http://www.gov.harvard.edu/pub/finances.  

LIBRARY BOOKS

 We will return library books for you if you leave them in the box underneath the mailboxes in K150.