Work-Life Balance Programs
Employees can charge sick days (SFM) to care for a seriously ill
or injured family member for up to 5 occasions per payroll
year (December 21 to December 20 of the following year). For more information, please go the Sick Leave for Care of a
Family Member section in the
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (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 will be 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.
Brookhaven offers two flexible spending accounts, the health
care account, to help you offset rising medical costs, and the dependent
day care account, to help you with day care costs. These accounts allow you to
allocate pre-tax dollars from your paycheck to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care or
dependent day care expenses. For more information, please go to
Flexible Spending Accounts.
The Laboratory provides eligible employees financial assistance
for certain expenses related to adoption of an unrelated minor
child. For more information, please go to
BERA promotes and regulates Laboratory-wide recreational and
social activities at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Activities include athletic competition, cultural, and social
activities. Facilities include the gymnasium and weight lifting
complex, swimming pool, tennis courts, Recreation Park (athletic
fields and gazebo) and the Recreation Hall.
BREA represents retiree interests and benefits; builds closer
community ties between Brookhaven National Laboratory and its
neighbors; creates a newsletter providing communication with retired
employees; encourages activities for social interaction in the
retirement community, and establishes volunteer efforts to assist in
fund raising for the benefit of charities and local communities.
BNL participates in the annual national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and this year’s activities will take place on Friday, April 24, 2020. This event is for girls and boys, ages 10 -14, where they spend time in the morning with their parents in the workplace and take tours of various areas on site in the afternoon.
Registration is required for participation in the afternoon program. For more information, call Linda Rundlett on Ext. 2260, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified: January 10, 2020