Benefits
The following employees are eligible for benefits through the Town of Needham:
  • teachers and administrators who work half-time or more                 
  • support staff who work twenty hours per week or more
Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, and Retirement

Health Insurance Information
Please note that any change in enrollment must be completed within 30 days of the qualifying event.

Benefit Strategies
FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
DCA (Dependent Care Account)

Once you enroll in Benefit Strategies during open enrollment you will want to visit their website to set up an account: http://www.benstrat.com/participants_hra.php
On the lower left side of the screen, you will see Participant Login for New Hampshire.  Click on that link and then click Create your new username and password. Follow the steps to create a new account (skip the Employee ID box). There are three ways for you to submit your receipts.  Each path requires that you complete a Claim Voucher depending on your provider:
1. Mail your Claim Voucher and receipts to Benefit Strategies: PO Box 1300, Manchester, NH 03105-1300
2. Fax your Claim Voucher and receipts to Benefit Strategies: 603-647-4668
3. Scan your Claim Voucher and receipts and email to Benefit Strategies: Flexdept@benstrat.com

MidAmerica - 403b Plan
MidAmerica, Needham's third party administrator, manages all aspects of the 403(b) voluntary retirement annuity accounts, now has a website for NPS employees.  You will find everything you need to open a new account or manage an existing account on this website: http://www.spokeskids.com/NeedhamPS

457 / 529 Salary Reduction Plans
457 retirement savings plan
529 college savings plan.  

The Needham Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin or sexual orientation and ensures that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.


Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Thomas F. Campbell, Ed.D.
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-0400
Fax 781-455-0426
tom_campbell@needham.k12.ma.us
Brian Higgins
Assistant Human Resources Director
781-455-0400 x 243
brian_higgins@needham.k12.ma.us
Lisa Tedeschi
Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
781-455-0400 x 209
lisa_tedeschi@needham.k12.ma.us
Suzanna Patch
Human Resource Specialist
781-455-0400x210
suzanna_patch@needham.k12.ma.us
Mary Santiago
Administrative Assistant
781-455-0400 x 230
mary_santiago@needham.k12.ma.us
Cindy Salamone
Payroll Supervisor
781-455-0400 x366
Cindy_Salamone@needham.k12.ma.us
Stacy Dixon
Payroll Coordinator
781-455-0400 x244
Stacy_Dixon@needham.k12.ma.us
Getting to Know Human Resources
The Human Resources Department takes great pride in providing all employees with quality and prompt service for their personnel needs. The department operates with a team mindset – anyone in the department will gladly assist you with your matter. To help expedite your request, this list will indicate which staff member can best assist you with your matter.
Getting to Know Human Resources