Employee Programs Calendar
|BROWN GIVES||November-December 2018|
|B.E.A.R. Day||February 2019|
|Staff Development Day||June 2019|
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.
Excellence Awards & B.E.A.R. Day
B.E.A.R. Day 2018
Held annually in February, Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition (B.E.A.R.) Day is a community event for staff celebrating both years of service and performance excellence. President Paxson honors individual and team winners of the Excellence Awards, and Years of Service Awards recognize staff at five year intervals beginning with five years of service to the University.
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. Click here to review the Excellence Award Categories and FAQs about the selection process and bonus award.
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.