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Open Enrollment for NIH Leave Bank

Fall Open Enrollment for the NIH Leave Bank has started and runs until Monday, Dec. 13. The membership period will begin on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

The Leave Bank is a pooled bank of donated annual and restored leave available to eligible members. It acts like a safeguard for your paycheck and amounts to paid leave for members who have exhausted all of their own sick and annual leave and are affected by a personal or family medical condition.

To become a Leave Bank member, access the Integrated Time and Attendance System during open enrollment and select “Leave Bank Membership” to enroll. If you are a 2021 Leave Bank member, your membership will automatically continue into 2022, unless you opt out. The yearly membership contribution is one pay period’s worth of annual leave accrual. The membership contribution will be waived automatically if you lack sufficient leave.

For more information, visit, call (301) 443-8393 or email

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