Sit-Stand Desk Policy

SEAS Sit-Stand Desk Policy

SEAS has a limited budget to purchase sit-stand desks for SEAS staff and faculty.

To request a sit-stand desk, please visit Facilities. Select “Work Order System” and enter the information below. (You will need your Harvard Key to access the work order system.)

Under the Problem Information section enter the following:

  • Problem Type: Furniture Misc
  • Problem Detail: Standard standing desk 36-inch model

Note: The standard model will meet most needs. If you have dual monitors or other special needs, please indicate that information.

Please Note:

SEAS Facilities will arrange delivery of your sit-stand desk to your work location.

SEAS Facilities will provide sit-stand desks using available inventory whenever possible. If inventory is not available, Facilities will purchase the sit-stand desk. Facilities will also collect and store sit-stand desks for reassignment if someone leaves or if the sit-stand desk is no longer needed.

If the SEAS sit-stand desk budget is depleted, *a waitlist will be created and requests will be filled as inventory becomes available. As an alternative, managers may choose, at their discretion, to purchase sit-stand desks using available funds from their local budgets.

*Reasonable Accommodation Requests for Sit-Stand Desks

If you been waitlisted and need a sit-stand desk as a workplace reasonable accommodation due to a physical impairment that substantially limits your ability to perform the essential functions of your position, you may request an exploration of possible coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the associated reasonable accommodation (sit-stand desk). To initiate the reasonable accommodation interactive process, please contact:

Marybeth Wilcox, SEAS Assistant Director of Human Resources
mwilcox@seas.harvard.edu, 617-495-2908

Heidi Shea, SEAS Human Resources Consultant
hshea@seas.harvard.edu, 617-496-8445