Current Issue

Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance/Glacier Information Sessions

August 17, 2017

The Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance Office will host two information sessions in September:

Tax Compliance for Nonresident Alien Administrators

Tuesday, September 12 from 9:30-11:00am, Forum Room at Lamont Library

Designed for administrators who onboard and make payments to nonresident aliens. This session will include an overview of the nonresident alien setup process, including using the Glacier online tax classification tool, helpful

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my.harvard Updates

August 17, 2017

my.harvard Cross Registration

We are excited to announce the successful implementation of the new Cross Registration functionality in my.harvard. As part of our continued commitment to enhancing Harvard’s enrollment experience, all Harvard students are now able to cross register for all Harvard courses* directly within my.harvard. Students add their desired course(s) to their Crimson Cart and validate the course(s) to see if they need permission. For schools who use my.harvard as their primary student information system, students have a unified enrollment

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A Tax PSA (Policy Service Announcement)

August 17, 2017

Reminder – to avoid delays when hiring a foreign national in PeopleSoft, be sure to include an email address in the Secondary drop down field. An email address is required in order for the individual to receive a GLACIER email.

GLACIER is Harvard’s online tax compliance program and is used to determine the individual’s tax withholding rate. Failure to complete GLACIER will result in the individual being taxed at the highest rates.

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Human Subject Payments Policy Session

August 17, 2017

Confused about how to process payments for Human Subjects? Wondering if they can be paid in cash or with a gift certificate? Need some help letting PIs know what administrators need in order to process a payment?

The Financial Policy Office will host a Human Subject Payments Information Session on Monday, August 28 from 11:30-12:30 in the Forum Room at Lamont Library. To attend, please send an email to with

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HUBS Outage in September

August 17, 2017

The HUBS Exalytics server will be physically moving in September and HUBS will be unavailable during that time. The outage will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 15, and it will last all through the weekend; HUBS will become available again at the start of business on Monday, September 18. Should HUBS become available earlier than planned an email will be sent to all users.

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GMAS Outage in September

August 17, 2017

GMAS has a upcoming planned outage scheduled for a new release.  The outage will begin at the end of business on September 22nd beginning at approximately 7pm through end of day September 24th. The release will include the following enhancements:

Cloud migration for GMAS servers
This will be a seamless transition with no impact to users.

Committed effort/Segment Research Team changes
This has been the main focus of release 1_45

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