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

Personnel Practices Review & Procedure

Each regular employee, beyond the initial review period, is guaranteed the right without prejudice to initiate a review of personnel practices which affect their working conditions. The best way to solve a concern is to discuss it openly before it has a chance to grow. Therefore, if an employee should have a specific concern, follow the procedure suggested below:

  • First, discuss the concern with the immediate supervisor to see if things can be worked out by just “talking it over.”
  • If not satisfied, go to the supervisor next in line. The Ombudsperson is another resource.
  • If the employee feels the concern is still unresolved, take it to the Director of Human Resources. Employees are encouraged to discuss any work concern freely so the conditions causing dissatisfaction can be understood and solutions sought.
  • If the matter cannot be settled on an informal basis, the Director of Human Resources will assist in putting the concern in writing for joint consideration by the Director of Human Resources and the appropriate Division Head. They will review the matter and will reach a decision.

Union staff members have recourse in the procedure outlined in the Labor Agreement which includes steps similar to those outlined above.

For: Staff

Last Reviewed: February 5, 2024

Maintained by: Human Resources