All paid, full-time postdocs begin their appointment with ten (10) vacation days available to them. Vacation plans should always be arranged in advance with your PI or sponsoring department. Vacation time off is requested through the Time Off tile in Workday.
Vacation days are provided on an annual basis. If the appointment is renewed, the vacation balance will be reset to 10 days on the first day of the month of the reappointment date, regardless of the number of vacation days remaining from the prior appointment. (For example, if your appointment date is September 15, 2022, you should plan to use your vacation days by August 31, 2023, as the vacation balance will be reset to 10 days on Sept 1, 2023.)
Postdoctoral Research Associates who have been employed by Brown for a year or more will receive a payout for unused vacation days when their employment at the University ends. Postdocs may choose to take vacation days at the end of their appointment, and supervisors may request that postdocs use their vacation days within the appointment term. Please note, postdoctoral research associates are not eligible for a payout for any vacation time accrued in the same month as their termination date.
*Note that vacation days do not need to be applied toward university closures, including Winter Break. This year's dates for Winter Break can be found here on the University Human Resources website. The University will close at the end of the normal workday on Friday, December 22, 2023, and will reopen on Monday, January 8, 2024. If you plan to be away when the University is closed, please consult with your PI or sponsoring department to make sure that your presence at work is not required for essential operations during the break.
Last updated: September 14, 2023