Check Out the New Hire Onboarding Information & Resources!

This tool for new employees and supervisors of new staff members supports a new hire’s transition to their role at Amherst College and our community. This new approach provides new hires and supervisors information and resources when it’s applicable to their stage of onboarding with the ability to digest it at their own pace. The process builds in opportunities for feedback and growth to help new hires feel welcome and energized to bring themselves and their talents to work every day. Please visit the website to learn more and explore this tool created to support a strong foundation for new hires to our community.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ID Cards Update

ID cards for the HMO Blue New England population were incorrectly sent to members with the plan name “Blue Choice New England” on the top of the card and the Blue Choice New England population incorrectly received ID cards with the plan name “HMO Blue NE”. Please note the benefits on the cards are correct such as copays, deductible and out of pocket max. It is just the plan name on top that is incorrect, and all of these members are correctly enrolled in the right plans. New IDs are being created and will be sent out as soon as possible.

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA members can receive personalized advice and education from a TIAA financial consultant, at no additional cost. We are using TIAA’s services for the scheduling of individual counseling sessions. To schedule your appointment, please call TIAA at their special scheduling number, 800-732-8353 or visit their online scheduling page and select “Your Employer,” Massachusetts, Amherst to see the openings. Licensed representatives will be available to speak to you about your planning goals and needs via phone or video chat.

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Counseling Sessions Through the EAP

Each member of the Amherst College staff and faculty—and their household members— is eligible for up to 6 counseling sessions per issue per year through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), New Directions. This benefit is completely confidential and is at no cost to the individual. Please note that the EAP can provide support on any issue, there are no limits

In addition to emotional support, the EAP also offers crisis support, coaching, legal and financial consultation, substance use disorder education, adult and child care resources, leadership support, resources and referrals, and much more.

More information on our EAP, New Directions

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Arrivals and Transitions

Please welcome our new staff members, congratulate those in new positions, and say farewell to those who left Amherst College.