General Lab Information


Brookhaven Science Associates offers the following programs and plans that are particularly relevant to employees acting as primary caregivers. For a complete list of benefits see the Benefits website

Vacation Buy Plan

The Vacation Buy Plan allows you to purchase additional vacation time on a pre-tax basis and spread the cost of doing so over the calendar year. This plan is available during open enrollment and/or a qualifying life event. For more information, see the Vacation Buy Plan webpage, the Summary Plan Description (PDF), or contact the Benefits Office at Ext. 5126,  Ext. 3724, or Ext. 2877. 

Family and Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take job-protected, unpaid leave, or to substitute appropriate paid leave for up to a total of 12 weeks in a 12-month period. FMLA leave is granted for the birth of a child, adoption or foster care of a child, to care for a family member (child, spouse or parent) with a serious health condition, or due to the employee's own serious health condition, or qualifying exigency. Details

New York State Paid Family Leave

Through New York State Paid Family Leave, an eligible employee may be eligible to receive paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition or assist a family member when someone is called to active military service. Details