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Baltimore, MD, Metro Area

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Departmental Policies

Telework and ITAS

Tier II employees who are eligible to telework must request ad hoc telework in ITAS before the end of the pay period. For instructions, visit the ITAS Support page.

Leave Information

Various leave programs are available in an emergency. Refer to the NIH Leave Guide.

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