NIH Employee Benefit: Sick Days | Glassdoor

NIH Sick Days

Updated Sep 24, 2015

35 employees reported this benefit

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  • 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.

  • Nov 20, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Director in Bethesda, Maryland

    we get a perfectly adequate amount of sick leave and it goes up with time in a lovely 20 word way

  • Oct 16, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Visiting Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    PI-dependent for sick days, but you are allowed to have

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