5th Annual CFC Jail or Bail! – Thursday, December 5
From 10am – 2pm in the lobby of Bldg. 31A, NIH employees will have a chance to lock up friends, colleagues, bosses – all in the spirit of charity! As part of the NIH’s overall drive to raise funds for CFC charities, ORS and ORF will be sponsoring a mock jail, allowing employees to lock up fellow NIHers for a good cause. For up to 60 minutes, at a $1 per minute contribution, employees will be issued a warrant, booked, and locked up in a makeshift jail. The "arrestees" will also be able to pay a similar matching $1 per minute bail (contribution) to reduce their sentence or eliminate their lockup time altogether. Interested in locking up an employee? — appear at the booking station in the Bldg. 31A Lobby, between 10am – 2pm and provide the building and room number of the co-worker. Staff will be on hand to help locate the employee and kindly request his/her appearance at the jail within the specified hours. Please note, if you plan to lock up a colleague, please give the employee advance notice to minimize the disruption to his/her workday and alert you to any critical periods where the employee may not be available. There will be sheriffs, deputies, bail bonds processors, wardens, prisoners, and many others there to help “book ‘em” for CFC. For more information, contact Amy Powers at 301-496-6166.
NIH's 18th Annual "Toys to Share Because We Care" — Donate by Friday, December 6
Drop off new, unwrapped toys and gifts (for ages 1-35) by Friday, December 7. Campus locations include: Bldg. 31C, B3B17 - Police Desk; Bldg. 10, CRC North and South Lobbies; Bldg. 51, Room 100 - NIH Fire Department; Bldg. 38 - Main Lobby; Bldg. 45 -Main Lobby. Off-campus locations include 6001 Executive Blvd. (Neuroscience Center); 6120 Executive Blvd. (EPS); 6130 Executive Blvd. (EPN); 6701 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge II); 5625 Fishers Lane; 301 N. Stonestreet Avenue; 12735 Twinbrook Parkway (Twinbrook III); Poolesville (Guard Office); Baltimore (Biomedical Research Center at Bayview, Main Lobby.)For more information, contact Lieutenant Lawrence Brown at 301-496-7937.
NIH Philharmonia Orchestra Concert — Saturday, December 7
The NIH Philharmonia Orchestra will present at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (917 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD). The concert "Forward and Back" includes Debussy-Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky-Romeo and Juliet Overture, and Schumann, R.-Symphony No. 2. Tickets are free. Early arrival is encouraged to ensure good seating and parking.
The NIH Community Choir Performance — Saturday, December 7
The NIH Community Choir will prent "O Magnum Mysterium" at 7:30pm at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Maryland. This one-time only performance will feature timeless holiday music from the sacred to the secular. There are no tickets however donations are welcome to benefit the NIH charities. Parking is free.
Manchester String Quartet Performance — Monday, December 9
The concert is free and begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Masur Auditorium, Building 10. For more information, please contact Sharon Greenwell at 301-496-4713.
IC Applications Show & Tell — Tuesday, December 10
NHLBI’s Information Technology and Applications Center (ITAC)presents the IC Applications Show & Tell, a series of brief application demos to introduce the NIH community to the most prized capabilities. This event gives all of us an opportunity to share the tools that are working well for us, including apps you’ve bought, built, or borrowed, and to learn from the experiences of others. The goal is to leverage IT investments made by other ICs and work together to meet common needs. It will be held in Building 31, Conference Room 6C6 and online from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please register for the event.
Benefits Open Season — Monday, November 11 - Monday, December 9, 2013
To enroll, cancel, or change your FEHB enrollment, use myPay. If you do not take any action, your current enrollment will automatically continue into next year. To enroll, cancel, or change your FEDVIP enrollment, use the BENEFEDS Portal or call 1-877-888-3337. If you do not take any action, your current enrollment will automatically continue into next year. To enroll in an FSA for 2014, use the FSAFEDS web site or call 1-877-372-3337. Your current enrollment will not automatically continue into next year. For more information, see the Benefits Open Season web site.
The 2014 Leave Bank enrollment period ends December 17, 2013.
The Leave Bank offers income protection to eligible members who have exhausted all of their leave and are affected by a personal or family medical emergency or condition.