TO: All Staff
FROM: Dr. Robert A. Brown, President
DATE: March 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,
As we look forward, we are mindful that the past 12 months have been uniquely challenging. You have adjusted and adapted to new ways of performing your work while experiencing changes and disruptions at home.

To acknowledge your sustained efforts in the face of protracted difficulty—and the reality that everyone could use a breather—Boston University is granting you the benefit of two paid personal wellness days (pro-rated if you work less than full-time). These days need to be used before August 15, 2021 and, similar to other compensated days off, must be scheduled with your managers.

I hope these two days provide an opportunity for rest, renewal, and, perhaps, taking care of a few things that got lost in the whirl of meeting work and family obligations during the pandemic.

With gratitude and best wishes,

Robert A. Brown