Updates and Announcements

  • September 22

    Because of a deep commitment to our community, Brown has not laid off or furloughed any regular Brown employees due to COVID-19-related budget cuts. To help preserve jobs, Brown will temporarily reduce contributions to its retirement plans. As of Nov. 1, Brown will reduce its contribution to most employee plans to 2% for a planned period of 12 months. Retirement plans that are collectively bargained (i.e. subject to union contracts) will not be impacted at this time. Click here to read the full letter regarding several steps Brown is taking to address the unprecedented financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • September 16

    To assist Brown faculty and staff in protecting their own health, and doing their part to protect community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, University Human Resources will provide a series of flu shot clinics in the coming weeks for employees working regularly on campus. Click here for more information. 

  • July 30

    Brown University has established the Staff Voluntary Retirement Program (SVRP) to offer eligible staff with the choice of collecting a retirement incentive and departing the University on one of three potential retirement dates in 2020. The program reflects the University's commitment to maintaining the job continuity of Brown’s workforce to the best extent practicable during the coronavirus pandemic while also implementing strategies to maintain Brown’s short- and long-term financial stability. We hope this program is met with excitement by employees who meet the program criteria and choose to pursue interests beyond Brown with this new voluntary option. Click here to read more.

  • July 29

    Provost Locke and EVP Chernow announce the extension of telecommuting through December 23, 2020 and provide new details on the processes that departments must follow to continue or resume on-site operations. Click here to read their full [email protected] message.