Open Enrollment for the 2024 Leave Bank membership year runs November 13 – December 11, 2023. 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 January 13, 2024 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
Helping others...Helping You!
The National Institutes of Health (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 apply to become a recipient and draw leave out to cover time out of the office if you or a family member experience a medical emergency.
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
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- Frequently Asked Questions
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)
Address: 31 Center Drive, Room B3C23E, Bethesda, MD 20892-2215