Retirement Plans for Faculty and Non-Union Staff

Brown University offers eligible employees a retirement plan. Plans are designed to complement benefits provided by Social Security and personal savings in order to provide financial security during retirement. Retirement benefits may vary according to employee group, employment status, percent time, age, and date of hire.

The Brown University Retirement Plans

Note: The information presented represents a summary of the plan's eligibility requirements and benefits; in the event of a conflict between the information contained on these web pages and the applicable plan document, the plan document will apply.

Deferred Vesting Retirement Plan

This summary is for faculty and staff employees hired on or after March 1, 2001*.

*Important Note: Employees hired on or after March 1, 2001 and had prior service at Brown, please call the Benefits Office at 401-863-2141 to verify eligibility for the Deferred Vesting Retirement Plan.

Retirement Plan for Faculty & Exempt Employees

This summary is for faculty and staff on the monthly payroll with dates of hire before March 1, 2001.

Retirement Plan for Non-Exempt Employees

This summary is for staff on the semi-monthly payroll with dates of hire before March 1, 2001.

The Brown University Retirement Plan Carriers

Eligible employees may choose to direct voluntary and, if applicable, University contributions to one or both of the carriers listed below.

Financial Tuesdays

Employees may attend confidential consultations on campus with Fidelity and TIAA-Cref.  Click here to view the Financial Tuesdays schedule and information on how to make an appointment.

Employees may also visit Fidelity and TIAA-Cref local offices at the addresses listed below.

GTech Center
10 Memorial Blvd., Suite 102
Providence, RI 02903
*Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

15 Park Row West, Suite 102
Providence, RI 02903
*Schedule a visit by calling 1-800-897-1026 

Upcoming Workshops

Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement
Tuesday, October 28 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.

No matter how old or young you are, or where you are in your career, your retirement begins when you start saving for it. Join TIAA-CREF’s workshop leader for an interactive exploration of retirement saving and learn how to help create an effective plan to help maximize your retirement potential.  In this session, you will understand the real benefit of time in regard to saving, learn the essential features of retirement investments, and gain the confidence you need to create or modify your own retirement plan.
Click here to register

Contact Us

For questions about the information contained in any of the summaries, please contact the Benefits Office by phone at 401-863-2141 or via email at Benefits_Office@Brown.EDU.