Employment & Benefits
This section provides an overview of many benefits available to faculty and staff. In the event of conflict between the overview provided in this handbook and the plan document or insurance plan, the plan document or insurance plan will govern. Complete descriptions are not possible in the handbook; employees should contact Human Resources for specific plan details. The Labor Agreement governs in the case of Union employees in all aspects of this section. Regular employees who have a schedule involving a (.46) FTE or above are eligible to participate in the College’s benefit programs.
Carleton College will comply with all applicable laws such as FMLA, federal, state, and any applicable regulations.
Flexible Benefits Program
All regular benefit-eligible employees of the College may voluntarily participate in the Flexible Benefits Program. The program allows eligible faculty and staff members to establish a reimbursement account for dependent care and/or out-of-pocket health care expenses. Since the accounts are funded by pre-tax salary dollars, the employee realizes an immediate tax savings on these expenses. If the full value of the account is not used during the year, the employee will forfeit the remaining amount. Full program details are available from the Office of Human Resources.