Work Life Balance

Pomona College recognizes that members of faculty and staff have family and personal needs and commitments outside their professional lives.  To support this, the College encourages a healthy mental and physical lifestyle.  Therefore, the College offers several benefits designed to help each employee care for themselves and their families both mentally and physically.  It is highly recommended that all employees embrace the concept of a balance between their work and personal lives.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

At no cost to Pomona College employees, the Employee Assistance Program offers confidential advice and counseling services to eligible employees and their immediate family members available 24/7 relating to issues such as parenting, loss or grievance, relationship problems, substance abuse, self-improvement, mental health, financial concerns, and legal-referral assistance.

Employees are eligible to participate in the EAP the first day of the month following the date of hire, or date of hire when date of hire is the first day of the month.

Pomona College EAP Information

Child Care

Pomona College, in cooperation with the Early Childhood Center of the Claremont United Church of Christ, sponsors a child-care program for dependents of faculty and staff between the ages of 6 months and five years.  Upon the date of hire, the program provides for guaranteed priority-access, holiday, and drop-in care.   Employees pay the full cost of tuition.

Early Childhood Center

Fitness and Wellness

Beginning their first day of employment, faculty, staff, and their spouses/partners and dependents are eligible for recreational facility use during regularly scheduled hours. In addition, the PE/Athletic department provides several programs during lunch and after work hours such as yoga, Pilates, aerobics, walking, and swim programs.  Pomona College provides this program for the health and welfare of its faculty and staff.

Fitness and Wellness Information

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Pomona College provides the following time off benefits:

Time Off Benefit

  • 11 holidays
  • Personal time 
  • School closure during Winter Break 
  • Sick
  • Supplemental emergency sick leave 
  • Vacation 
  • Summer early release 

Pomona College provides for the accrual of time off benefits, plus providing holidays. For more information, please refer to the Staff Handbook.  Employees are able to start accruing all PTO at the time of hire.

Library Access

Faculty and staff receive library privileges at all of The Claremont Colleges libraries including online library access.  This service is free to all faculty and staff at Pomona College.  Employees may utilize this access from their original hire date.

Claremont College Library

Amusement Park, Athletic and Cultural Events

All members of Faculty and Staff are admitted for free to intercollegiate athletic events and offered discounts to cultural events and amusement parks.