The NIH Leave Bank is a leave transfer program. It’s a pooled fund of annual and restored annual leave. Contributors donate leave to the bank and recipients draw leave out to cover time out of office due to a personal of family medical condition. It works like an insurance policy for your paycheck!
NIH employees must enroll as a Leave Bank member to receive leave from the bank. New employees have 60 days from their enter-on-duty date to enroll as a Leave Bank member for the current leave year using the Integrated Time and Attendance System (ITAS). Existing employees can enroll during the Leave Bank’s annual open enrollment, which runs from mid-November to mid-December.
Visit our Success Stories page to learn how the Leave Bank has helped NIH Employees!