NIH Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

NIH Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Sep 24, 2015

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

    postdoc gets 2 weeks of paid time off each year

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

    First 3 years are just 13 days per year for each annual and sick leave.

  • Jan 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral researcher in Bethesda, Maryland

    Up to my PI to decide. They're usually pretty open.

  • Jan 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Got 26 days/year plus sick days. It was very competitive, cannot ask more

  • Nov 25, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Post Doctoral IRTA in North Bethesda, Maryland

    Postdocs get 2 weeks per year

  • Oct 27, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    Vacation and PTO could be carried over.

  • May 31, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    I think NIH provides a reasonable vacation and paid time off.

  • Mar 15, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IRTA Postbac in Bethesda, Maryland

    IRTAs only get 8 days a year of paid sick leave and vacation, and are expected to save those days for graduate school interviews. It can be tough to balance.

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

    Very flexible with time off for post-docs.

  • Dec 31, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Biologist in Bethesda, Maryland

    ANNUAL LEAVE (AL): The amount of vacation you get depends on your length of service. Briefly: <3 yrs = 13 days/yr 3-15 = 20 days/yr 15+ = 26 days/yr *This is annual leave (AL), separate from sick leave (SL) and Federal holidays (you get additional sick leave AND paid holidays in addition to your AL!). -You can carry over 30 days of AL to the next year. If you have more than that, you lose or can donate. SICK LEAVE(SL): -13 days/year, regardless of length of service. -You can carry over with no max year to year. HOLIDAYS: -There are currently 10 paid Federal Holidays a year: NYD - Jan 1 MLK Day - 3rd Mon in Jan President's Day - Last Mon in Feb Memorial Day - Last Mon in May 4th of July - July 4 Labor Day - 1st Mon in Sept Columbus Day - 2nd Mon in Oct Veterans Day - Nov 11 Turkey Day - 6th Thurs in Nov X-mas Day - Dec 25th *The Feds often get (paid) early dismissal (1 hr - 1/2 day) the day before some of these holidays. The dismissal is passed done via word of mouth by administration, so be aware. If your admins are out-of-office or don't send out the word, you may not be made aware of this.

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