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Becoming a Member
Open Enrollment for the 2018 Leave Bank: November 13 – December 11, 2017!!!
First Time Enrollment
- New employees may enroll within 60 calendar days of their start date
- All other employees may enroll during annual open enrollment which runs from mid-November to mid-December.
How to Enroll
Log into ITAS (Integrated Time and Attendance System) and select "Leave Bank Membership".
Note: Do NOT select “Donate to Leave Bank” tab. This will result in an additional donation beyond the yearly membership contribution.
It you cannot access ITAS or are having issues enrolling, please contact the Leave Bank Office.
To become a member, you must make a yearly membership contribution of one pay period's annual leave accrual – 4, 6, or 8 hours, depending on your leave category. Membership contributions are not pro-rated for part-time employees.
Membership Contribution Waiver
Your annual membership contribution will automatically be waived if you:
- lack sufficient leave; or
- are a current recipient of the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) or Leave Bank
Note: The policy has changed since 2015. Waivers will NOT be granted to those who make a use-or-lose annual leave donation for that leave year.
New employees will have their annual membership contributions deducted within 1-3 pay periods following enrollment.
Employees who enroll during the annual open enrollment will have their annual membership contributions deducted within the first 2 pay periods of the new leave year. The membership contribution will come out of the new leave year’s leave accrual, NOT the employees use-or-lose hours.
- Membership automatically rolls-over from year-to-year unless you choose to opt-out in ITAS during an open enrollment period.
- The membership period for 2017 is January 8, 2017 – January 6, 2018.
- Memberships for 2018 will be effective on January 7, 2018. The membership period will run through January 5, 2019.
Email LeaveBank@od.nih.gov or call 301-443-8393