Key Dates

When to expect changes, provide deliverables and take action, and key deadlines as we welcome you to Eastern.

For assistance or questions with any of the following, email [email protected].

Monday, February 12: Retail Training Begins

  • Retail colleagues should refer to their Learning Journey detailing their training schedule.

Week of February 26: Login Credentials for Accessing Eastern's System

  • Login credentials will be emailed from David Cole to all colleagues for access to Eastern’s systems.
  • Credentials will be sent to your Cambridge Trust email address.
  • Click here for more information.

Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 15: New Computer Pick-Up

  • Laptops and supporting hardware will be provided to any colleagues outside of Retail who will be staying on past conversion.
  • An email invitation to setup an appointment will be sent by David Cole on February 15th.
  • Click here for more information.

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17: Email Address Conversion Information

  • Log in and start to use your Eastern email for the first time, using the login credentials you received a few weeks ago.
  • All Cambridge Trust colleague email addresses and mailbox content will convert to Eastern Bank email addresses.
  • Email sent to your Cambridge Trust or Eastern Bank email addresses will be delivered to your new Eastern Bank mailbox.
  • More information coming soon.

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 29: Branch Technology Setup

  • Eastern computers and peripherals will be installed in Cambridge Trust’s consolidating branches.
  • Click here for more information.

Wednesday, March 27 – Tuesday, April 16: Benefits Information Sessions

  • At this required session, you will learn about Eastern’s benefits program with Eastern’s benefits team.
  • Schedule and enrollment details coming soon.

Wednesday, March 27 – Wednesday, April 17: Eastern Essentials for Managers

  • Managers will be invited to attend this required training in-person at the Bedford, NH, Burlington, or Lynn facilities.
  • Click here for more information.

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21: Expected Systems Conversion

  • We’ve made it! Over this weekend, the bank systems conversion is expected to happen.
  • Your first day as an Eastern employee is here and we can’t wait to officially welcome you.

Tuesday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 30: New Colleague Orientation

  • You will be able to attend this required orientation session virtually or in-person.
  • Click here for more information.


Important Information About Your Payroll and Benefits


Payroll & Timing Of Your First Eastern Paycheck

Friday, April 26: First Eastern payroll if you have hours worked on Sat., April 20

Friday, May 10: First regular bi-weekly Eastern payroll for hours worked starting Sun., April 21

Benefits Coverage

Wednesday, May 1: If you have Cambridge Trust benefits, your coverage will map to Eastern benefits and begin on May 1

***If you want to make changes to or enroll in Eastern benefits coverage, you have until May 20th to do so***

Monday, May 20: Final deadline to make changes to or enroll in Eastern benefits for 2024 coverage