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‚Äôs benefit programs.

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

Employment & Benefits

Federal Social Security and Medicare (FICA)

The College contributes the mandated rate of employee’s FICA taxable wages to the Social Security Administration. The employee and employer contribute equally toward the fund according to prescribed laws under the Social Security Act.  Social Security benefits are in addition to those provided by the College through the retirement plan and group insurance.  For more information regarding Social Security benefits, see the Social Security Handbook

Last Revised: June 15, 2018

For: Staff, Faculty

Last Reviewed: January 6, 2021

Maintained by: Human Resources