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    • Hiring a Temporary Worker-Agency and Non-Agency

      Reference for all employees, staff, faculty and students who have inquiries about internal or external applications to Tufts as it relates to agency employment, contingency work, temporary work assignments and temporary hiring. Audience: All internal hiring managers and external workers wishing to be temporary workers at Tufts

      000001263 Tufts Support Services Last Published -7/5/22
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    • Pay Days / Pay Cycle- HR/Payroll

      Reference for all employees, faculty, and management with inquiries about pay day schedules and the pay cycle at Tufts. Audience: Faculty, Staff

      000001239 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/14/22
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    • I-9 Employment Verification Process

      Reference for employees who have inquiries regarding I-9 forms, employment eligibility, and the process for employment verification. Audience: All US based employees

      000001126 Tufts Support Services Last Published -10/26/22
      2.62
    • Dental Insurance Program

      Reference for benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about the Delta Dental Insurance Program at Tufts. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees & Dependents

      000001192 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/4/22
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    • Timekeeping

      Reference for employees who have questions regarding timekeeping policies and time entry processes. Audience: Non-Exempt Employees

      000001168 Tufts Support Services Last Published -6/28/22
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    • Benefits for Temps

      Information about benefits that those who work on a temporary schedule receive - to inform them as to what services to what they are entitled.

      000001433 Tufts Support Services Last Published -10/26/22
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    • Benefits New Hire Information & User Guide

      Reference for new benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about the benefits program at Tufts for new hires. Audience: All new benefits eligible employees

      000001186 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/31/22
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    • Student Health Insurance

      Information for students looking for health insurance

      000001371 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/23/22
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    • Student Travel: Reimbursement vs Scholarship

      Describes the difference between student travel reimbursement and scholarship. Also gives information about booking and how to report expenses.

      000001061 Tufts Support Services Last Published -11/2/22
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    • New Hire Orientation

      Reference for inquiries on new hire orientation from internal and external new hires, and hiring managers.

      000001120 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/9/22
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    • Finance & Planning/Cost & Capital Analysis

      Describes information about the office, as well as links to fringe benefit rates by employee type and indirect cost rates by campus.

      000001314 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/4/22
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    • Purchasing Policies & Guidelines

      For assistance with university policy regarding purchasing and sourcing.

      000001084 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Student Summer Employment

      This summarizes considerations for student employment over the summer

      000001627 Tufts Support Services Last Published -8/5/22
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    • TSS Training

      000001442 Tufts Support Services Last Published -10/5/22
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    • Forms

      Forms that you may need to complete in order to obtain access to a system or complete a process, as well as IRS Tax Forms.

      000001230 Tufts Support Services Last Published -11/7/22
      3.25
    • Personal Data Change

      Reference for employees who have inquiries on how to process a legal name change. Audience: Employees

      000001165 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/15/22
      5.00
    • Tufts Staff/Faculty ID Card

      Reference for staff and faculty on how to obtain a Tufts Employee ID card.

      000001122 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/16/22
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    • Employment of Minors

      Reference for current employees, hiring managers, prospective employees, staff, faculty and students who have inquiries on the employment of minors. Audience: All Employees- Staff, Faculty, Students

      000001171 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Verification of Employment/Mortgage Verifications

      Reference for all current employees and external third parties with questions about basic employment verification and credit inquiries. Audience: Employees, Faculty, Staff, external third parties

      000001160 Tufts Support Services Last Published -10/20/22
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    • Compensation Structure, Pay Ranges, and Philosophy

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about the compensation structure, pay ranges, and the compensation philosophy at Tufts University. Audience: Employees

      000001137 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/20/22
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    • Tuition Remission Program

      Reference for current benefits eligible, employees who have inquiries about the tuition remission program at Tufts. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees and dependents

      000001223 Tufts Support Services Last Published -7/14/22
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    • Bonus Days

      Describes what a bonus day is and who is eligible

      000001293 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/15/22
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    • EBPA: Commuter Benefits

      Provides information about discounts for those working in Boston and taking public transportation

      000001425 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/9/22
      0.50
    • W-2 and Tax Statements

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about W-2 forms and tax statements. Audience: Employees

      000001202 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/4/22
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    • Lump Sum Payments/Supplemental Payments

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about lump sum payments. Audience: Managers, Supervisors, Employees

      000001130 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/11/22
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    • Jury Duty

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about the University policy regarding jury duty. Audience: Jury duty rights apply to all current Employees, Staff, Faculty, Student workers as outlined under Massachusetts General Laws. Jury Duty Paid Time Off Policies - Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: For faculty, please see the faculty handbook for the faculty member’s school. For post-doc scholars, please see the post-doc handbook).

      000001233 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/15/22
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    • Vision Care Program

      Reference for benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about the Vision Insurance Plan. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees & Dependents

      000001224 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/4/22
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    • Completing Travel Reports

      Policy statement for business & travel reports

      000001460 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Travel Overview

      Travel Policy described

      000001070 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/14/22
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    • What is SIS?

      Information about SIS: the student information system.

      000001297 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/25/22
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    • Using PeopleSoft HRMS

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about how to use PeopleSoft HRMS on the Tufts HR website. Audience: Employees

      000001169 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/25/22
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    • Job Descriptions

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about job descriptions Audience: Employees, Managers, Supervisors

      000001139 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/30/22
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    • Using Interfolio

      faculty applicant tracking

      000001515 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/30/22
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    • University Property

      Audience: All Employees, Staff, Faculty, and Students

      000001163 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/9/22
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    • Holiday Pay Inquiry

      Reference for employees who have inquiries about pay during University holidays. Audience: Employees

      000001153 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/20/22
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    • Equal Employment Opportunity

      Reference for all employees, staff, faculty and students who have inquiries on general employee guidelines, information, policies, and expectations at Tufts University. Audience: All employees, students, faculty

      000001232 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/30/22
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    • Benefits-Unable To Enroll in Benefits

      describes situations that may occur where an employee cannot properly make a benefits election

      000001325 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Personal Days

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about personal time for employees at the University. Audience: Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: Faculty time off varies by school)

      000001161 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/15/22
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    • Evidence of Insurability

      Cases where employees may need to complete an Evidence of Insurability document

      000001356 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/11/22
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    • Countries with Tax Treaties

      Countries which have a tax treaty with the US, citation number and duration of treaty.

      000001345 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/18/22
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    • Restricted Commodity Purchases

      This article will detail what constitutes restricted items in procurement.

      000001104 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Per Diem Rates

      Calculate your Per Diem Rate; Learn when receipts are needed

      000001019 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/9/22
      4.88
    • Life Insurance Plans

      Reference for benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about Life Insurance Plans. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees

      000001197 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/8/22
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    • Direct Deposit for Payroll

      Reference for employees who have inquiries about direct deposit. Audience: Employees

      000001148 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/26/22
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    • Personnel Records

      Reference for all employees, staff, faculty who have inquiries on general employee guidelines, information, policies, and expectations at Tufts University. Audience: All employees, students, faculty

      000001212 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/20/22
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    • What Expenses will Tufts Not Reimburse?

      This will describe certain expenses for which Tufts will not reimburse the employee, student or visitor.

      000001005 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • TSS Hours of Operation

      Hours of Operation on all three campuses

      000001234 Tufts Support Services Last Published -1/21/22
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    • Sexual Harassment Policy

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with questions, concerns, or reports of sexual harassment. Audience: All Employees, Staff, Faculty, and Students

      000001209 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Preferred Name

      000001490 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Job Codes

      Job codes in ePaf

      000001357 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/9/22
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    • School and Central Division Leaders

      School and central division leaders including Deans, Vice Presidents, and Executive Associate Deans

      000001012 Tufts Support Services Last Published -11/22/22
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    • Vacation Time

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about vacation time for employees at the University. Audience: All current staff employees

      000001156 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/14/22
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    • Arranging Travel Through Egencia

      Will provide instructions on how to book travel with Egencia, a university preferred travel provider.

      000001069 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/23/22
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    • International Travel Registry

      Information about travel registry for international travel.

      000001267 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/25/22
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    • Fringe Benefit Rates

      Summarizes fringe benefit rates based on employee status.

      000001273 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/4/22
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    • Travel Insurance

      A summary of travel insurance information for Tufts travelers

      000001372 Tufts Support Services Last Published -9/20/22
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    • Business Conduct Policy

      Reference for constituents who have inquiries about Tufts Business Conduct Policy, which outlines appropriate business behavior as an employee of the University. Audience: All employees, staff, students and faculty

      000001175 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Trial Periods

      Reference for all current, new and newly transferred/promoted staff with inquiries about probationary periods Audience: Employees, Staff

      000001210 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/25/22
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    • Sick and Family Illness Time

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about sick time for employees at the University. Audience: Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: Faculty time off varies by school)

      000001158 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/15/22
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    • What is an ITIN?

      Describes what the ITIN is used for and how to apply.

      000001364 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/24/22
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    • What is the Finance Portal?

      Where to locate the finance portal and what is contained within it

      000001261 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/13/22
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    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

      Reference for employees who have inquiries about opportunities for counseling available at Tufts University or about the Employee Assistance Program. Audience: Employees, Eligible dependents, and Household members

      000001193 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/9/22
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    • Joint Appointment at Tufts

      Describes joint appointments, the , FAQs and who to contact for more information

      000001395 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/22/22
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    • Reduction in Work Hours

      Reference for benefit eligible employees who have inquiries about what happens to their benefits if their hours are reduced from full time to a minimum of 17.5 hours or to a schedule that falls below 17.5 hours a week.

      000001401 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/25/22
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    • Staff (non-faculty) Tuition Reimbursement Program

      Reference for current benefits eligible, full-time Staff employees who have inquiries about the tuition reimbursement program at Tufts. Audience: Benefits Eligible Staff

      000001219 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/31/22
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    • General Tax Questions

      Reference for all employees who have general questions about taxes for employees of the University. Audience: Employees

      000001147 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/20/22
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    • Retiree Health and Dental

      Reference for benefits eligible employees/retirees who have inquiries about Retiree Health at Tufts University. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees and their Eligible Dependents

      000001486 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/30/22
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    • Long Term Disability

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with inquiries about applying for Long Term Disability. Audience: All current Employees, Staff, Faculty (Note: Faculty time off varies by school)

      000001127 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/4/22
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    • What is a Blanket Order?

      Describes a blanket order/requisition/purchase order

      000001016 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/24/22
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    • Training Programs Available

      Reference for employees interested in learning about available HR related training programs and workshops. Audience: Staff, Faculty

      000001110 Tufts Support Services Last Published -6/7/22
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    • What is OPT?

      Optional Practical Training

      000001567 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Tax Forms Distributed by Tufts

      Summarizes the tax documents generated and distributed by Tufts and defines the tax documents.

      000001277 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/30/22
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    • Unemployment

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about unemployment after leaving the University. Audience: Former/Terminated/Resigned Employees

      000001145 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/16/22
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    • Sales Tax Exemptions for Tufts

      Provides information about sales tax exemptions when purchasing on behalf of Tufts.

      000001264 Tufts Support Services Last Published -6/14/22
      4.50
    • International Employees – Tax Treaties

      Reference for all international employees who have general questions about taxes and tax treaties. Audience: International Employees

      000001203 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/24/22
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    • Reporting Misconduct

      Reference for all constituents of Tufts with questions or concerns about reporting an incident of misconduct at the University. Reference for all employees who have inquiries on general employee guidelines, information, policies, and expectations at Tufts University. Audience: All current Employees, Staff, Faculty, Temporary workers or Contract employees and Students

      000001213 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Cigna International

      Information about Cigna open enrollment for Tufts employees working out of the country.

      000001352 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/23/22
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    • Refunds

      refund information

      000001291 Tufts Support Services Last Published -4/11/22
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    • What is elist?

      Information about elist at Tufts, how to create, subscribe, etc.

      000001385 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • What is ACA?

      Summarizes the ACA (Affordable Care Act)

      000001368 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/17/22
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    • e-Commerce at Tufts

      describes what is needed to conduct e-commerce with payments to Tufts

      000001465 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/4/22
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    • Benefits for Academic Year Employees

      Describes the benefits and payment process for those who are not employed during the summer months.

      000001302 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/24/22
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    • Jumbo Cash Information

      How to setup or fund JumboCash at Tufts

      000001379 Tufts Support Services Last Published -3/31/22
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    • Resigning/Voluntary Termination of Employment

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries on general employee guidelines, information, policies, and expectations at Tufts University. Reference for all employees of Tufts with inquiries about resigning or terminating employment with the University. Audience: All employees who are covered by the employee handbook, not by CBA or contract employment (Note: For faculty, please see the faculty handbook for the faculty member’s school. For post-doc scholars, please see the post-doc handbook).

      000001215 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/16/22
      4.50
    • Working Hours

      Reference for all employees who have inquiries about work hours at the University. Audience: Employees

      000001135 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/11/22
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    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

      Reference for benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. Audience: Benefits Eligible Employees

      000001185 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/8/22
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    • Abandoned Property

      Reference for all employees who have inquires about abandoned property associated with Tufts University. Audience: Employees

      000001242 Tufts Support Services Last Published -5/10/22
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    • Life Events

      000001559 Tufts Support Services Last Published -2/22/22
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