Your donations have a significant impact on your NIH-co-workers, like the recipient below:
“My mother was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer a few months after I started working at NIH. The Leave Bank allowed me to be able to continue to work, but still assist her until her last breath. Without the Leave Bank, I would not have been able to be there for the person who had always been there for me. I am so grateful for the generosity and compassion of my NIH colleagues who contributed and donated their leave so I could provide care for my loved one. This is an excellent benefit and program for all of us and I encourage everyone to participate!” – Leave Bank Recipient
Read more of their Leave Bank success stories here.
Any Federal civilian employee (except postal service employees) can donate leave, including those in other agencies.
Types of Donations
Regular donations can be made at any time.
Use-or-Lose donations must be made by the end of the current leave year. Federal employees may only carryover 240 hours of annual leave from year to year. Any hours over the 240 hour maximum are considered Use-or-Lose hours.
Items to Note
A leave donation does not designate an individual as a member. To become a member, you must request membership.
Once a donation has been deducted from your account, it cannot be returned
Leave remaining to the Leave Bank as credit at the end of the year will roll over to the next year.