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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

News & Policy Updates

Enhanced Retirement Incentive Program

On September 2, 2020, an email was sent out to the Smith community regarding the Enhanced Retirement Incentive Program. This is a copy of the email.

Anticipating Anxiety

New Directions EAP provides mental and emotional support for all Smith College employees, including resources for coping with anxiety.

Smith College Employees with Disabilities

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

Hires, Departures, Transfers

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.

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

An email notification went out to employees and students via Workday the morning of Friday, September 27, 2019, in regard to the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law effective January 1, 2021. A copy of the message is provided here for your reference.

Open Enrollment 2021

Initial information concerning Open Enrollment 2021 was provided to employees on October 20, 2020. A copy of the HRUpdate can be found here.

Childcare Resources

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.

Eldercare Resources

Many in the Smith community will need to provide care at some point for an aging parent, in-law, partner or loved one. The following resources will help provide some useful eldercare information and services. This is not a comprehensive guide but more of a general starting point to introduce you to the range and diversity of what is available. Human Resources does not advocate for any one type of care, nor for any facility or organization mentioned in this guide.