Open Enrollment For The NIH Leave Bank Ends December 14! Don’t Miss Your Final Opportunity To Have A Safety Net For Your Income!

Tue, Dec 1st 2020, 5:15pm EST

The Open Enrollment for the 2021 NIH Leave Bank is currently underway and will end on December 14, 2020.  Protecting your paycheck while helping others has never been this easy, so don’t miss this final opportunity! Should you join? Ask our recipients:

“My family and I were very grateful the NIH Leave Bank existed when I needed it the most. I think the NIH Leave Bank is an important program to assist NIH employees during medical emergencies.” —Leave Bank Recipient

“The Leave Bank leave hours have really saved me and allowed me to undergo my cancer treatment without having to worry about losing my job! It indeed has been a life saver for me and my family!” —Leave Bank Recipient

The Leave Bank provides a pool of leave which members can draw from during a personal or family medical emergency. Additional information about this exciting benefit can be found.

If you are currently a 2020 Leave Bank member, your membership will automatically continue into 2021 and you should not take any action to reenroll in ITAS. If you are a current member and do not wish to continue your membership into 2021, you may choose to opt-out in ITAS during Open Enrollment.

If you are not a 2020 member, you may elect to become a 2021 member by accessing ITAS during the Open Enrollment and enrolling under “Leave Bank Membership.”  For each membership year, there is a membership contribution requirement of ONE pay period’s annual leave accrual per year. The membership contribution will automatically be waived if you lack sufficient leave. Check out this informational video on how to enroll. 

Questions may be directed to the NIH Leave Bank Office at 301-443-8393 or

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