News & Policy Updates
The Retirement Plan Investment Committee for the Smith College Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (a 403(b) plan) has authorized several changes to the current investment fund choices available to participants.
Smith Executive Education is excited to pilot a new offering of self-directed programs for faculty and staff. The first program, Effective Business Problem-Solving, is available starting July 14, 2021.
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave law requires employers to provide up to one week of paid sick leave to employees who need leave for a covered COVID-19-related reason.
If needed, the college is offering paid leave for up to 2 paid days off to support employees whose immune response interferes with their ability to engage in their normal work duties.
Coverage for identity theft protection through the Allstate Identity Protection Pro Plus plan is available to all Smith College employees. Employees can opt in or out of this voluntary plan at any time during the year.
The Office of Human Resources produces a monthly arrivals and departures list for the Smith community. Each month's list will be announced via eDigest.
The towns surrounding the Smith College campus provide access to a number of daycare centers and nursery schools for pre-school children. Since child care needs vary greatly depending on the ages of children and your specific circumstances, you need to research these opportunities fully. The following internet links and contact information will help identify local resources that you may want to consider. Obviously, the information presented for individual providers is subject to change.