Time Off

Holidays: Brown University observes 11 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday.

Summer Hours and Winter BreakParticipating departments observe summer hours and close for winter break.

Vacation TimeEmployees receive paid vacation time as outlined below.

Employee type Yearly Total1, 2 accrual1 maximum balance1

Salary (Exempt)

24 days

2 days/month

22 days

Hourly (Non-Exempt) < 2 Years

75 hours

2.885 hours/bi-weekly

75 hours

Hourly (Non-Exempt) > 2 Years

180 hours

6.924 hours/bi-weekly

165 hours

1 Days/hours are prorated for part-time employees.
2 Yearly total based on rolling 12 month period; not calendar year.

Regarding an employee's years of service, when an employee leaves the university and is later rehired, any previous time worked will be credited towards eligibility for the two-days-per-month vacation time accrual rate for employees in nonexempt positions. Vacation time will have been paid out, so vacation accrual will start with zero days.

Vacation Bonus: Employees receive 10 bonus vacation days (or 75 hours) at 25 years of service. Days/hours are prorated for part time employees.

Sick TimeEmployees receive paid sick time (see chart below) which can be requested for themselves or certain family members as indicated below.

  • Sick: Employee’s own illness or injury.
  • Family: Staff may use up to 12 sick days (90 hours)1 a year to care for a sick dependent (spouse or child) or seriously ill parent.
  • Sick and Safe Leave: Rhode Island law requiring employers to provide employees with a minimum number of days to take time away from work for an injury or illness or to care for a close family member with an injury or illness.
  • Regarding an employee's years of service, when an employee leaves the university and is later rehired, an employee's date of re-employment is less than one year after the most recent period of employment ceased, sick time accrual on record at the time the employee left Brown (up to a maximum of 12 days) will be restored by the hiring department. No reinstatement of prior sick time accrual is given if the employee is rehired more than one year after the most recent period of employment ceased. 

 

employee type yearly total1 accrual1 maximum carryover1, 2 maximum balance1

Salary (Exempt)

12 days

1 day/month

60 days

72 days

Hourly (Non-Exempt)

90 hours

3.462 hours/bi-weekly

450 hours

540 hours

 

 

 

1 Days/hours are prorated for part time employees.
2 Unused sick days/hours carryover on January 1.

 

Bereavement: Employees may take paid time off from work to grieve and to attend related services.

Jury Duty: Employees may take paid time off from work to serve on jury duty.

Military: Military Reserve and National Guard members may take paid take time off up to 2 weeks for their annual commitments or short-term deployment.  Longer deployments may fall under a Military Leave.