Employee Benefits

This section provides an overview of the many benefits available to Amherst College employees. Complete and detailed information about insurance and retirement plans, as well as other benefit programs described in this handbook, are available in the Office of Human Resources. All employees are encouraged to seek advice or assistance whenever questions arise. When information on file in the Office of Human Resources varies from that contained in this handbook, the former will govern in all cases.


Most College employees' regular schedules are 35 or 40 hours per week.