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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.

Employee Assistance Program

Because personal and family problems can have just as negative an effect as physical illness on a person's job performance, Carleton College provides an Employee Assistance Program. The program is entirely confidential and provides professional counseling and referral services to the employee, their dependents, and all household members.  Carleton College has partnered with The Wellness Corporation to create a comprehensive employee assistance program that provides professional support for issues that can affect your personal and work life.

Call toll-free: 1-800-828-6025 for routine and urgent issues. Master's-level counselors are available to take your call 24/7. The EAP provides confidential in-person assessment and short-term counseling by local professionals for any issue that causes concern.

There is no cost for up to three sessions per concern whether you are faculty, staff or a dependent or household member of a Carleton College employee. You may receive additional referrals and resources after in-person counseling.

  • Legal Consultation Services
  • Financial Consultation Services
  • Budget and Debt Consultation Services
  • Work/Life Referrals
  • New Parent Transition
  • Online Resource

The EAP Web site is your online toolkit for managing problems in your life anywhere, anytime, as long as you are connected to the Internet. Here you will find tools to help with behavioral health, financial, legal, and work issues. To log in and register, use “Carleton” as the company code and login at:

Last revised June 24, 2009
Keywords: assistance, performance, personal, family

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