Human Resources

Part-Time Administrative and Support Staff (26+ Hours)

This is a summary of benefits only. For details and requirements, please see the Benefits webpage, or ask Human Resources for the plan document, employee handbook, or other documentation.

Summary of Benefits




About the Plan

Medical Insurance

College pays 75%

Employee pays 25%

1st of the month after date of hire

Hospital and medical services through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Dental Insurance

College contributes cost of Individual coverage under Base Plan towards all plans and coverage levels. Employees pay difference.

1st of the month after date of hire

Diagnostic, preventive, & restorative services through Delta Dental of Mass.

Short Term Disability

College pays 100%

After three months

Following 14 consecutive calendar days of disability, the College continues to pay 60% of salary up to 180 calendar days.

Long Term Disability

College pays 100%

After six months

Following six months of disability, a monthly income of 60% base salary up to insurance certificate maximum. Duration is based on age at disability.

Group Life Insurance

College pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Life Insurance equal to twice basic annual salary, to a maximum of $700,000

403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

100% voluntary contribution

Upon Employment

Employee may contribute on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica.

Retirement Plans

College contributes 9% of Salary

Employee contributes 3% of salary

After two years

403(b) Annuity Plan: Employee must contribute (condition of employment) on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica.

Workers’ Compensation

College pays 100% of premium

Upon Employment

Compensation (60% wage replacement) for on-the-job injury or death

Social Security

College pays 7.65% of salary

Employee pays 7.65% of salary

Upon Employment

Retirement income, survivor benefit, disability insurance, Medicare

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employee pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts

Transportation Benefit


College subsidizes up to $84.50/month



Upon employment

Purchase MBTA passes, bus passes, using pre-tax dollars. The College subsidizes up to $84.50 per month. Cannot combine with subsidized parking.



Upon employment

Pro-rated; Varies with scheduled hours, years of service/job classification

Sick Leave


Upon employment

Pro-rated; Varies with scheduled hours, years of service

Personal Days


After one year of service

Pro-rated; based on 3 days per year for full-time staff

Tuition Benefit for Employee’s Child at Emerson College

College pays pro-rated amount

After two years

If accepted into Emerson College, pro-rated tuition for any of the College’s degree programs

Subsidized Parking at Boston Common Garage

College contributes a portion of the monthly cost Staff in positions with Salary Grade 17 and above Parking at Boston Common Garage (interested employees must contact HR to enroll). Cannot combine with subsidized transit.


Employee pays 100%

Upon termination of employment or qualifying event

Continuation of health and dental for employee and/or covered dependents

Employee Assistance Program

College pays 100%

Upon Employment

Evaluation/referrals; family/emotional issues; child & elder care, etc.

Learn more about additional benefits » 

Employees, their spouses, and dependents are responsible for any tax consequences resulting from benefits received by them from the College (i.e. graduate courses).

If you have any questions, please submit a request.

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