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.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is available to eligible employees. The program, in combination with Social Security and/or Worker 's Compensation, will provide a disabled participant 60% of salary up to $10,000 per month beginning with the fourth month of disability. This benefit coordinates with benefits from other sources such as Social Security.
The College and the employee each contributes approximately one-half of the total cost of the total premium for long-term disability insurance against the interruption of income because of long-term total disability. Benefits for participants begin after three consecutive months of total disability and continue during such disability as follows:
|Age at start of disability||Benefits Payable|
|Prior to age 60||to age 65|
|60 -64||5 years|
|65 - 68||to age 70|
|69 and older||1 year|
Benefit-eligible faculty and staff members are entitled to enter this program 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.