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.
The College offers a voluntary dental program through Delta Dental to all regular, benefit-eligible employees. Employees have a choice of two plans: value and comprehensive. Employees pay 100% of the cost of the premium for all plans regardless of the level of coverage chosen. Participation in dental coverage is voluntary, and premiums are taken as a pre-tax deduction. Benefits are effective the first of the month following the first month of employment. If the employment date occurs on the first working day of the month, benefits become effective immediately. New employees have 30 days from the date of employment to enroll in this dental coverage. If the 30-day period has elapsed, the employee will be considered a late entrant and may be subject to pre-existing conditions. Delta Dental recognizes same sex domestic partners only. A change in options may be made once every year during the open enrollment process unless you experience a qualifying event. Open enrollment is offered on an annual basis.