Government Retirement and Benefits (GRB) Platform

NIH use only

The following GRB information and login links are for use by employees of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) only. If you are not an NIH employee, please contact the HR Office for your agency.


GRB Platform is a self-service system that allows NIH federal employees to:

  • Have 24/7 access to personal benefits and retirement information
  • Use retirement calculators to perform "what-if" scenarios to assist in planning for the future
  • Review a Total Compensation Statement
  • Complete electronic forms to print for submission
  • View benefit and retirement courses that are designed to reach employees at all stages of their careers
  • And much more!

New users

New federal employees should allow 3 weeks from the date of hire before trying to access the GRB Platform. It will take at least one full pay cycle (about 1-2 Pay Periods) for the GRB account to be created.  All employees (except HR users who have access prior to December 1st, 2017) are new users and must perform the following steps to login:

  1. Go to the GRB Platform login page (NIH only).
  2. Click New User? Create account.
  3. Enter HHS License number 3123.
  4. Verify your identity using your Social Security Number and Date of Birth.
  5. Enter your NIH email address that is denoted with "SMTP" in the Outlook global address book. You will need to use that same email address as your username for future login.
  6. Click the continue button to receive a temporary password by email.
  7. Login into the system using your email address and the password that was emailed to you.

Please note

  • Employees who are not eligible for federal benefits will not have access to this system and will receive an error message
  • If you are eligible for federal benefits and receive an error message, please submit a support ticket

Forgot your password?

  1. On the GRB Platform login page (NIH only) click on Forgot your Password.
  2. Enter your email address as requested. This is the email address you entered as a first-time user and should match the email address that is denoted with "SMTP" in the Outlook global address book.
  3. Click the "continue" button to receive a temporary password by email.

Forgot your username?

Your user name is the NIH email address you entered when you created your account.

Features of the GRB Platform

  • Web-based application
  • Self-service tool
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Easy to use without formal training
  • Access to benefit and retirement forms
  • Total Compensation Statement
  • Pay and Leave Information
  • Retirement Calculator
  • Retirement & TSP Information
  • Health and Life insurance Information
  • Dental and Vision Information
  • Long Term Care Insurance Information
  • Flexible Spending Account Information
  • Workers’ Compensation Information
  • Social Security Information
  • Benefits Resource Library
  • eSeminars