Employee Programs Calendar
|BEAR Day||February 19, 2019|
|Staff Development Day||June 11, 2019|
|BROWN GIVES||November 1 - December 31, 2019|
Excellence Awards & BEAR Day
BEAR Day is February 19!
The Excellence Awards recognize staff members for their contributions in making Brown University a better place to work. Excellence Award winners are chosen by a selection committee representing the diverse Brown community and are announced in early December.
- Consult FAQs about the selection process and other information
- Learn the Excellence Award Categories
- Review the selection committee's roles and responsibilities
- Write a strong Excellence Award nomination
BEAR Day is held annually in February to celebrate years of service and performance excellence. President Paxson recognizes staff who have reached service milestones from 5 through 50 years of service; she also presents Excellence Awards to staff members in the categories of Citizenship, Diversity & Inclusion, Efficiency, Innovation, Leadership, Rising Star, and Service.
BROWN GIVES is an annual charities drive supporting the United Way of Rhode Island. The United Way uses its Community Impact Fund to solve Rhode Island’s most pressing issues of improving education, enhancing job skills, creating affordable housing, and connecting people to needed services.
Staff Development Day
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. Staff Development Day was honored in 2015 with a CASE District 1 award in the Special Events category.
- Staff Development Day 2018 Guinness World Record
- Staff Development Day 2013 anniversary video
- Happy Video
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. In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, concerts, sporting events, tours, and more! To register for Working Advantage, follow these instructions.