NIH Leave Bank

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the 2023 Leave Bank membership year runs November 14 – December 12, 2022. Become a Leave Bank member by using “Leave Bank Membership” tab in the Integrated Time and Attendance System (ITAS). Visit the Membership Information page to learn more!

Use-or-Lose leave donations can be made to the Leave Bank until December 31, 2022 using the “Donate to Leave Bank” tab in 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!

Contact the Leave Bank Office (LeaveBank@od.nih.gov) during the Open Enrollment period if you are unable to access ITAS or do not know your current membership status.

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.

Becoming a member Current members All Federal employees

For questions, contact your IC's Leave Bank Case Manager or the Leave Bank Office

Leave Bank Office

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 B3C23E, Bethesda, 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.

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