Employee Handbook

 For FACULTY, please see the appropriate Faculty Affairs Handbook for your school, for more comprehensive information about the policies. Post Docs have a separate Handbook as well.

As of March 2019, the Employee Handbook has been moved to AccessTufts and is named Employee Policies & Procedures.
The Employee Handbook provides key information regarding Tufts University’s policies and workplace standards for employees. It is intended to be an internal reference tool for University staff and is presented for informational purposes only. The Handbook applies to employees of the University who regularly work a minimum per week of seventeen and a half (17.5) hours, and are not faculty members or covered by collective bargaining. All references to “employee” or “employees” in the Handbook relate expressly to non-academic, non-unionized, staff employees. There may be some policies or procedures unique to your specific work area that will be explained by your supervisor. In certain circumstances, a Handbook supplement for your work group, such as Dining Services, Postdoctoral Fellows, and overseas employees, may supersede this Employee Handbook. Additionally, some policies are modified for staff employed only during the academic year.
Although comprehensive, the Handbook is intended to be a summary guide and cannot address every question that might develop during your employment. Your supervisor and the Human Resources staff welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.
The Handbook provides information and guidelines on topics within the following areas:

  • Diversity
  • Employment
  • Compensation
  • Workplace Expectations
  • Time Off
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Leaving the University

Tufts Human Resources Offices Contact Information:
Medford/Somerville and Boston Campus:
Tufts University
Human Resources Office
200 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-6272
Grafton Campus:
Tufts University
Human Resources Office
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 839-7975
TSS Contact Information
62R Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Email: tss@tufts.edu
Phone: 617.627.7000
Fax: 617.627.7001
Web: tss.tufts.edu