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Soon after starting work at NIH, my personal life got very complicated. My father’s health deteriorated and I applied to use the Leave Bank so I could be his caregiver. It was a huge weight off my shoulders to know that my income was protected while I focused on being there for my father when he needed me most. My father died 10 months after I started working at NIH, and because of the Leave Bank, I was able to take care of him around the clock while he was in hospice care at my home. I am so grateful to have had that time with my dad, without the stress of wondering how I would make ends meet.
Helping others...Helping You!
The NIH Leave Bank is a leave sharing program that acts like an insurance policy for your paycheck!
So how exactly does it work? Federal employees donate their annual leave to a pooled fund – anyone can donate! Then, as a member of the Leave Bank, you can draw leave out to cover time out of the office if you or a family member experience a medical condition.
Interested in becoming a member? You can join during the annual open enrollment, which runs from mid-November to mid-December. If you’re a new hire, you have 60 days to enroll when you first come onboard.
Read our Success Stories to learn how the Leave Bank has helped NIH Employees!
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For questions, contact your Leave Bank Case Manager or the Leave Bank Office
Leave Bank Office
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (M-F)
Address: 31 Center Drive, Room 3B435, Rockville, MD 20892-2215