NIH Employee Benefit: Sick Days | Glassdoor

NIH Sick Days

Updated Sep 24, 2015

37 employees reported this benefit

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  • Sep 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in North Bethesda, Maryland

    13 days sick leave that can be carried over

  • Jul 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    Trainees (IRTAs and VFs) do not accrue annual or sick leave. However, they are excused for Federal holidays, illness, personal emergencies, and vacations when their training periods are longer than 90 days.

  • May 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    13 days per year but can carry over and there is donation system to share unused sick leave.

  • Jun 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former LPN in Bethesda, Maryland

    I was on a contract position but some of my co-workers needed to be off certain days because of sickness and NIH was accommodating.

  • Jan 11, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    not many sick days for postdocs

  • Jan 06, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    Sick days is standard. You earn 4 hours per 2 weeks.

  • Nov 14, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    13 sick days per year. Sick days accrue if they are not used.

  • Oct 30, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Analyst in Rockville, Maryland

    NIH is generous with sick leave and gives leeway for staff to help with sick relatives. I give them full credit for this one.

  • Aug 26, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Post Baccaleurate IRTA in Baltimore, Maryland

    I fortunately did not get sick that year but I would have gotten all of the sick days that I would have needed.

  • Jan 24, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Staff Scientist in Baltimore, Maryland

    More generous than paid leave and never expires.


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