National Alliance on Mental Illness




         The following benefit package is offered to all regular, full-time NAMI employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week.



Holidays. Eligible employees will receive holiday pay in observance of the following holidays, provided that he/she has worked or taken pre‑approved leave for the regularly scheduled workday before and after the holiday.

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day


If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the proceeding Friday will be considered the holiday.  If the holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered the holiday. "Pre-approved leave" means accrued vacation, sick or compensatory leave, approved by the employee's supervisor in advance of the holiday. Holiday leave may not be carried forward into the next calendar year.


Vacation.Eligible employees accrue vacation on the following schedule. At year-end, employees may not carry forward balances greater than 1 year's accrual.

  • 0 - 2 years employees accrue 12 days for the year = 3.50 hour per pay
  • 2 - 5 years employees accrue 15 days for the year = 4.38 hours per pay
  • 5 - 10 years employees accrue 21 days for the year = 6.13 hours per pay
  • 10 - over years employees accrue 28 days for the year = 8.17 hours per pay
  • Use must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor. 


Sick Leave. Eligible employees accrue, paid sick leave at the rate of 1 day/month.   A maximum of 440 hours may be carried over at the end of any given year. 


Personal Leave - Eligible employees receive 3 days per calendar year of Paid Personal Leave to be used at his/her discretion, with the following limitations.

  • Unused personal days may not be carried forward into the next calendar year.




Coverage is effective the first day of the new month after hire, unless otherwise noted. 


Group Health Insurance: Employees are provided the choice of several medical plans:    

  • CareFirst Blue Preferred (PPO)
  • CareFirst OptOut Open Access (POS)
  • CareFirst Blue Choice (HMO)


Group Dental/Vision Insurance - Coverage is through Guardian/CareFirst BlueVision Plus respectively.


Flexible Spending AccountAn employee may contribute up to $7,500.00 per year, using pre-tax dollars, for medical, dental, vision and prescription expenses. 


Dependent Care Account – Employees may contribute up to $5,000.00 per year, using pre-tax dollars, for eligible expenses. 


Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance - Benefit for employee life insurance is 1x base salary.  This coverage is provided to all eligible employees at no cost to the employee. Note: The IRS says that premiums for life insurance coverage in excess of $50K are subject to income tax.


Supplemental Individual Income Protection Insurance.  Available to all eligible employees.  Opportunity to purchase group term life insurance (up to $200,000) on a payroll deduction basis.  Includes additional benefit options for spouse and dependent children.    



Group Retirement Account (GRA).Non-contributory, defined contribution plan managed by TIAA‑CREF after one year of service to NAMI.    

  • Funded by NAMI contributions of 4 1/2 % of gross earnings for eligible employees.


Group Supplemental Retirement Account (GSRA).Contributory defined contribution plan managed by TIAA-CREF.




Parking /Metro. NAMI provides parking benefits OR SmartBenefits through Metro to all eligible employees. Employees who travel to work by Metro will have the money added to their SmartBenefits account each month. 



NAMI Work Hours. Regular office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. All employees are expected to report for work Monday through Friday, except in the case of holidays, illness or pre‑authorized absence. The normal full-time workweek for each employee is 35 hours per week; excluding lunch and other breaks each day. Regular, full‑time employees who desire a more flexible schedule may arrange an alternative schedule, which provides for a seven hour work day, excluding lunch and breaks, between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Alternative schedules must be arranged with an employee's supervisor.




* All benefits are subject to change without notice *

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