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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 non-union employees who have a schedule involving a (.46) FTE or above, and Union employees who have a (.50) FTE or above are eligible to participate in the College’s benefit programs.

Carleton College will comply with all applicable laws such as ACA, FMLA, federal, state, and any applicable regulations.


The College observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

In addition, the College provides three floating holidays.

When a holiday falls on a Sunday, whenever possible, the following Monday will be observed. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, whenever possible, the preceding Friday will be observed.

Regular, benefit-eligible, non-exempt, part-time employees will be paid holiday pay for every College holiday based on their budgeted FTE. The floating holidays accrue based on hours paid.

Last revised April 1, 2010
For Staff
Keywords: holiday

Last Reviewed: Apr 17th, 2020

Maintained by Human Resources