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Human Resources


Financial Recognition: 

As outlined in the email sent on Friday, November 5, 2021 from President McCartney, in recognition of the work that employees have done this year, all eligible staff & faculty are receiving two bonuses of $500 (after taxes) each. The first bonus was provided in the December 10, 2021 paycheck. The second bonus will be provided in the May 13, 2022 paycheck.

Employees who meet the following criteria on the dates of each payment, are eligible for the recognition payments:

  • Employed in a benefit-eligible faculty or staff position 

  • Non-benefited faculty members, paid by Smith College (whose primary role is faculty) bearing a minimum 2-credit course load  

  • Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements who chose to accept the financial recognition

  •  Must be actively employed on each payment date

Please Note: If you have a 403b contribution set-up, you may notice that the net amount deposited is less than $500 as money is contributed to your retirement plan consistent with your contribution elections. 

News & Policy Updates

Planning for Medicare Webinar

As you approach Medicare eligibility, it’s natural to have questions. Join us for a complimentary “Planning for Medicare-Countdown to 65” webinar designed to help you understand your health insurance option. Pre-registration is required.

At-Home COVID Testing Information

Beginning on January 15, 2022, eligible costs for up to eight FDA-authorized, rapid, at-home COVID tests per member per month will be covered for those enrolled in a Smith Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. 

Notice Regarding Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

A new notice has information about the current prescription drug coverage with Smith College and the options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan.

Smith College Employees with Disabilities

Smith College strives to create a positive work environment that can accommodate employees with diverse needs.

New Arrivals at Smith

Every month the Office of Human Resources will announce all new employees who joined the Smith community