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

Retirement Criteria

Carleton College considers a staff employee to have retired from Carleton if at the time of their departure they have completed at least 15 years of service, are at age 55 or older and intend to stop working. If there was a break in service, the prior years count towards total years of service for the retirement criteria as long as the position(s) held were benefits-eligible. Retirees retain certain Carleton related privileges including a OneCard, access to the recreation center and library, as well as bookstore and dining discounts. Additionally, staff who have completed at least 25 years of service and who meet all of the other criteria are eligible to retain their Carleton email address.

For: Staff

Last Reviewed: May 10, 2022

Maintained by: Human Resources