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National Institutes of Health

Winner: 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Forty-five percent of employees have used at least one of the NIH wellness benefits during the past 12 months.

NIH offers the following dependent-care benefits to full- and part-time employees: on-site care for children and grandchildren, and referral services to help employees find care for children and grandchildren and eldercare.

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: NIH offers the following alternative-work arrangements to its full- and part-time employees: flextime, compressed work schedules, job-sharing, telecommuting, and a formal phased-retirement program.

NIH’s phased-retirement program offers the option of gradual retirement (slowly moving programs and responsibilities to others), or trial retirement (the employee can return to the agency within one year of retiring if he or she feels that retirement was premature).

Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.

Opportunities for Retirees: NIH stays connected with its retirees by inviting them to organization events and celebrations and by formally acknowledging employees on the occasion of their retirement. It offers retirees temporary work assignments, consulting and contract work, and full- or part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Forty-two percent of NIH’s employees are age 50+. The average tenure of employees age 50+ is 13.8 years.

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