Reducing In-person Operations
Brown remains open, but only essential personnel have been reporting to work in person since March 16, in accordance with University guidance first established March 14, 2020. These work arrangements have been extended to remain in effect through May 1. During this period, all employees will continue to be paid and do not need to apply for a Special Leave of Absence.
Brown continues to support the safety of its employees, as well as to address their needs to care for others affected by the coronavirus. University policies are subject to change and may be modified as more information on the coronavirus becomes available.
Effective immediately and until further notice, the following guidelines and information are being provided to assist employees in regard to the impact of COVID-19:
All offices are being encouraged to postpone or hold virtually any non-essential meetings, and to maintain social distancing when performing work.
Managers should continue to establish telecommuting work assignments with their employees on an ongoing basis based on department operational needs (for employees who can telecommute to perform their job functions or other duties as assigned).
Except for essential personnel, telecommuting work assignments are in effect through May 1.
Employees can direct general questions to University Human Resources at [email protected] or (401) 863-2141.
Consult the FAQs for staff and managers below for common questions.
For questions related to Alternative Work Arrangements (AWA), please email [email protected] or call (401) 863-3896
For questions related to leaves of absence, please email [email protected] or call (401) 863-3458.
For guidance on working offsite: