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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.

Longevity Bonus

Since 1976 the College has awarded annual longevity bonuses to eligible non-exempt, non-union staff members. All full-time and regular, benefit-eligible part-time (20 hours per week or more) non-exempt, non-union staff members become eligible after the completion of five years of continuous service. The credit for previous service is accrued after completing three continuous years of service in the employee’s current employment period.

Bonus amounts are calculated on hours worked and accrued through the most recent July 1, and are listed as “long pay” in the last non-exempt pay period for the month in which the anniversary date occurs. All bonus amounts are subject to income tax and will be deposited into the same bank account as your regular payroll.

Bonus amounts

Bonus amounts are based on length of continuous service attained using years in which the greatest number of hours (best years) are worked according to the following table:

Completion of Continuous Service to Anniversary Date Bonus Amount Pro-rated Adjustments
After 5 years but less than 10 $100 5 best years
After 10 years but less than 15 $200 10 best years
After 15 years but less than 20 $400 15 best years
After 20 years $600 20 best years

Employees who work 2,080 hours per year receive full bonus amounts. Those who worked fewer than 2,080 hours in any given year used for the bonus calculation will receive pro-rated amounts.

Longevity bonuses do not apply to those employees who change status from non-exempt, non-union to any other employee classification or designation.

Last revised April 1, 2010
For Staff
Keywords: longevity, bonus, service

Last Reviewed: Nov 1st, 2018

Maintained by Human Resources