Employee Programs

Employee Programs Calendar

Program Date
BROWN GIVES November-December 2016
BEAR Day February 21, 2017
Staff Development Day June 8, 2017
 Bear Bargains Ongoing

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Click here to nominate someone for a 2016 Excellence Award! 

The Excellence Awards recognize staff members for their contributions in making Brown a better place to work. Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition (BEAR) Day, a community celebration of years of service and performance excellence, is held each February to celebrate the ongoing achievements of staff. Excellence Award winners are chosen by a selection committee representing the diverse Brown community and will be recognized at BEAR Day. Click here to review the Excellence Award Categories and the FAQs.

Click here to watch the BEAR Day 2016 video.



BROWN GIVES is an annual charities drive supporting the United Way of Rhode Island.

From November 1 - December 31, give to BROWN GIVES by clicking here. You may also give a $10 or 20/month fixed amount during Open Enrollment, beginning November 7. 


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On Staff Development Day, Brown staff invest in their personal and professional growth, increase their knowledge about Brown University, and gain a better understanding of faculty research. Now in its 24th year, Staff Development Day was recently honored with a CASE District 1 award in the Special Events category. Click below to learn more about this special day of learning for Brown staff.

  • Staff Development Day 2013 anniversary video (link coming soon)
  • Happy Video

Bear Bargains

bear-bargains_0.jpgClick here to access the latest list of local discounts!

Bear Bargains is a discount program for all members of the Brown community. A Brown ID Card allows students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of discounts and services in the Providence area and beyond. Click here to access the July 2016 list of discounts.

In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, entertainment, and more! To register for Working Advantage, follow these instructions.