Competitive pay, work-life balance options, comprehensive benefits package
- We attract and retain exceptional talent with our competitive pay packages that provide fair and equitable compensation.
- We recognize and reward outstanding contributions through our various employee award programs.
- We support and nurture a culture focused on a work/life balance for all of our employees.
Our benefits package
Employees are eligible for a variety of health and retirement benefits.
|Medical Plans||2 medical insurance options allowing more control over healthcare expenditures; healthcare premiums taken on a pretax basis, thus reducing employees’ taxable income if they so elect to do so|
|Dental||Comprehensive coverage with premium cost paid by the Laboratory|
|Vision||Covers exams, contacts, lenses, and frames with premium cost paid by the Laboratory|
|Legal Expenses||Basic, personal coverage for preventive, domestic, consumer, defensive legal services|
|Life Insurance||Automatic basic coverage and supplemental insurance for up to five times eligible salary|
|Business Travel Accident||Automatic coverage at $100,000|
|Disability Insurance||Supplemental, short-term, long-term disability benefits|
|Accidental Death & Dismemberment||Supplemental coverage for unforeseen financial hardship due to accident resulting in death, dismemberment, paralysis, or loss of sight, speech, hearing|
|Employee Assistance Program (EAP)||EAP staff is available to employees to discuss any issue of concern, whether it is work-related or personal.|
401(k) retirement plan
To encourage saving for the future, the Laboratory offers a robust, tax-deferred 401(k) plan with a variety of investment options.
Roth 401(k) savings plan
The Laboratory also offers a Roth 401(k) plan that provides tax-free, qualified distributions during retirement.
Elective matching contribution
Eligible employees receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to 6% of eligible compensation for that pay period.
Non-elective matching contribution
Each year, eligible employees receive a non-elective contribution to their account based on years of service and annual eligible compensation.
|Years of Service||% of Contribution|
|0 – 9||3.5%|
|10 – 19||4.5%|
Alternative work schedules
A variety of work schedules are available that allow flexibility for workers and Laboratory programs. The most popular work schedule is the 9/80—employees work 80 hours over a 9 workday (two week) period, with a Friday off every other week.
12 paid holidays
|New Year's Day||Columbus Day|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Veteran's Day|
|President's Day||Thanksgiving Day|
|Memorial Day||Friday after Thanksgiving Day|
|Independence Day||Christmas Day|
|Labor Day||Energy Conservation Day|
|* Any holidays declared by the President of the United States for the nation|
Employees with appointments of greater than 6 months are eligible for vacation accrual starting their first day of work. Accrual rates are based on years of service, and summarized in the following chart (based on a full-time schedule).
|Years of Service||Monthly Accrual (hours)||Annual Accrual (weeks)|
|0 – 10||10 hours||3 weeks|
|10 – 15||12 hours||3.6 weeks|
|15 – 20||14 hours||4.2 weeks|
|20+||16 hours||4.8 weeks|
Employees accrue sick leave starting on their first day of work at the rate of 8 hours per month (2.4 weeks per year). Sick leave may be used for specific circumstances, including employee illness, medical appointments, and illness in the employee's immediate family.
Catastrophic Paid Leave (CPL)
The CPL program provides an avenue for Laboratory employees to donate vacation hours for use by other employees when their accrued vacation and sick time is depleted following an unanticipated serious illness or injury to the employee or a family member.
Other leave programs
Paid and unpaid leave programs are provided for a variety of reasons, including military-related needs, personal circumstances, and development and collaboration needs.
Employees can take advantage of flexible spending accounts to set aside money for eligible expenses on a pretax basis.
Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA)
Contribution amounts up to $2,500 for eligible medical expenses, such as doctor visits, contacts, dental procedures, and over-the-counter medications. For added convenience, employees can take advantage of a MasterCard debit card and easily file for reimbursements online.
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)
Contribution amounts up to $5,000 for eligible dependent care expenses, such as childcare and qualifying adult dependent care. For added convenience, employees can take advantage of a MasterCard debit card and easily file for reimbursements online.
Adoption Assistance Expense Account (AAEA)
Contribution amounts up to $12,650 for eligible Adoption agency fees to assist you in adopting: children under the age of 18, persons who are mentally and/or physically incapable of self-care or a special needs child.