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.

On-Site Consultations: Financial Tuesdays

Employees may attend confidential consultations on campus with Fidelity and TIAA.  View the Financial Tuesdays schedule located on the right side of this webpage for information on how to make an appointment.

Employees may also visit Fidelity and TIAA 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

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.