Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal

You feel an NIH policy is unclear, or has been unfairly or erroneously applied


I’m a biologist and I used to be a fellow here. When I was a fellow, my understanding was that there wasn’t much time for taking vacations. Are there different rules that apply to me about taking vacation leave now that I’m a staff biologist?

Almost every division in my institute allows its employees to telework from home at least once per week. However, in my division we’ve been told we can’t telework. Is this allowable?