Fringe Benefit Programs for Full-time Faculty

The Director of Human Resources and the Staff of the Human Resources Office are responsible for administering the fringe benefits program for all College employees. The actual provisions of each formal benefits plan, policy or contract will determine entitlement of benefits, benefit levels and other matters. Fringe benefit programs for which Faculty are eligible include:

Grants and Allowances

1. Requests for travel advances or reimbursements for purposes approved by the College through the Dean of the Faculty's Office should be made to the Comptroller's Office. Receipts for all expenses for which reimbursement is sought must be submitted to the office.

Salaries and Payroll

All salaries and any annual increments to them are established and voted by the Board of Trustees, usually at their April meeting, upon the recommendation of the President, in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty and the Treasurer. 1. Payroll. The fiscal year of Amherst College runs from July 1 to June 30th. Annual faculty salaries are for nine months' work but are paid in twelve equal installments on the last day of each month, July 31st through June 30th, inclusive.

Salaries and Fringe Benefits

All salary, fringe benefits and College service policies are determined by the Board of Trustees on the recommendations of the President, the Dean of the Faculty and the Treasurer. In making their recommendations, which are always subject to budgetary constraints and changes in state and federal legislation, these officers of the College regularly consult relevant national survey data, to ensure competitiveness, and consider matters of internal equity.

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