Benefits Spotlight

The 2018 Wellness Rewards deadline is December 31! If you need help managing, editing, or submitting Wellness Rewards, join the wellness team for an open lab on Friday, December 7 or Monday, December 17 from 10 AM-3 PM.  Both open labs will take place in CIT, Room 269. You may also email worklife@brown.edu for assistance.  

University Human Resources is excited to announce an update to the Parental Leave Benefit for staff members. Effective January 1, 2019 the eligibility for the benefit will be reduced from four years of continuous service to one year of continuous service. Staff who currently work at least 975 hours per year, and have completed at least one year of service as of January 1, 2019, are eligible to take up to six weeks of parental leave with 100% of pay during this time.

Brown University is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace. In response to feedback from focus groups, this recommendation finding was brought after extensive data collection and analysis.  This benefit will provide time for necessary parent and child bonding time and adequate financial support as well.

For additional information on this benefit change, please visit the Paid Parental Leave Benefit FAQs. 

Sick and Safe Leave: New law is in effect in Rhode Island allowing employees to take time out of work for an expanded list of reasons.  Please click here for more information.