Leave

The great jobs we have at NNSA also come with comprehensive benefits packages. They are among the best and most comprehensive available and play a vital role in demonstrating the Federal government and NNSA’s commitment to its employees.

Time Off iconIn addition to 10 paid Federal Holidays off site link, as an NNSA employee you will earn time off for vacations (“annual leave” in government-speak) and illness ("sick leave").

Vacation Time

Annual leave provides time for vacations as well as time off for your personal business or family needs. You will earn annual leave each pay period at a rate based on your length of service in the Federal government.  As a full time employee, you will earn 13 days of vacation time per year the first three years of employment, 19.5 days per year from three to 15 years of employment, and 26 days per year after 15 years.  

Sick Leave

As a full-time NNSA employee, you will accumulate 13 days of sick leave per year regardless of your length of service.  Unlike annual leave, there is no limit to the number of hours of sick leave you may accrue, so you can protect yourself from loss of salary due to extended illnesses. 

 

LEAVE ACCRUAL CHART


Federal
Service


Annual Leave
accrual rate


Sick Leave
accrual rate


Hours
Per Pay
Period


8-Hour Days
Per Year


Hours
Per Pay
Period


8-Hour
Days
Per Year


Less than 3
years


4

13

4

13

3 years but
less than
15 years


6

19.5

4

13

More than
15 years


8

26

4

13

 

For further information, visit the leave section off site link of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s website.