NIH Leave Bank

Leave Bank Pig

Use-or-Lose leave donations can be made to the Leave Bank until January 5, 2019 using the “Donate to Leave Bank” tab in the Integrated Time and Attendance System (ITAS)! Donate today to help a co-worker in need, like the recipient below:

“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” - Leave Bank Recipient

Visit the Donation Information page to learn more! Read more recipient Success Stories!

Helping others...Helping You!

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.

Participating in the NIH Leave Bank:

Leave Bank Office Contact

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (M-F)
Phone: 301-443-8393
Fax: 301-480-2579
E-mail: LeaveBank@od.nih.gov
Address: 31 Center Drive, Room B3C23, Rockville, MD 20892-2215

Hearing impaired: Phone a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258. For additional information refer to Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay Services.