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a culture of care

read smith’s updated plans as of november 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.

human resources


workday transition

please excuse references to banner, bannerweb and jobx as we continue to update our policies and web pages to reflect our transition to workday.

news & Policy Updates

open enrollment 2021

this year’s open enrollment period will run from monday, november 2, through monday, november 30. this is your annual chance to enroll in health, dental or vision plans, add or drop a dependent, switch plans or drop a plan. all changes need to be submitted through workday by november 30, by the end of the business day.

notice of nationwide fraudulent unemployment claims

information on nationwide unemployment fraud and what to do if you are a victim of unemployment fraud.

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.

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.