What We Offer


We recognize that employee benefit programs are an important part of the total compensation package, and are committed to providing you with comprehensive benefit options. The Frederick National Laboratory's current prime contractor, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. has been the proud recipient of the Maryland Work-Life Alliance Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval. The award recognizes organizations that have embraced work-life practices to meet the needs of their workforce, resulting in long-term growth and business success. We have also been recognized by the Frederick County Office for Children and Families as one of Frederick County’s top 10 “Family Friendly Businesses.” Most recently, we were named one of Frederick's Top 50 Businesses for 2018 by Frederick Magazine


We take pride in having highly skilled and talented employees and in working on nationally significant programs and leading-edge research in an entrepreneurial environment. Here at the Frederick National Laboratory, we approach diversity just as we would any core business area: methodically, strategically, progressively, and holistically. Diversity is not a program, but rather an essential ingredient necessary to achieve our overall mission of delivering leading-edge solutions based on creative and innovative applications of science and technology. We have been the recipient of the Frederick County Society of Human Resources (FCSHRM) Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Work-Life Balance

As evidence of our commitment to balancing career and household demands, we have received the Seal of Approval from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance and named one of Frederick County’s top 10 Family Friendly Businesses.

Health and Welfare Benefits

We offer a variety of programs for which employees can choose, including medical, dental, vision, group term and supplemental life and accident insurance, and short-term and long-term disability programs. Benefits start immediately upon hire for all plans. There is no waiting period.

Vacation and Sick Leave

Eligible employees accrue vacation and sick leave each pay period. Accrual rates vary, based on status and years of service with the company.


Full-time employees are eligible for 10 paid holidays during the year. Part-time employees receive holiday pay proportionate to their regularly scheduled workweek. We traditionally observe the following holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Education Assistance

We recognize that our employees are vital resources whose talents are critical to the success of the national lab; therefore, we offer a Tuition Assistance Plan, which provides up to 100 percent of tuition (at the time of registration) for full-time employees who satisfactorily complete pre-approved work-related courses.

Retirement Plan

We offer employees the opportunity to participate in an employer match 401(k) plan. Employees can save up to 50 percent of their salary on a tax-deferred basis or as ROTH contributions, subject to current plan rules and IRS testing requirements. There is a company match of 50% on the employee’s first 6% of contributions.

Flex Spending Plan

The Flex plan allows employees to pay premium contributions and health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Employees may defer up to $2,650 on a pre-tax basis to pay for health care expenses and $5,000 on a pre-tax basis to pay for dependent daycare expenses.

Employee Assistance Plan

Employees have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which provides employees and their family members with free, confidential assistance to help with family, personal, and job-related issues. Other benefits include financial and legal services assistance.

Additional Benefits

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Onsite Healthcare Clinic and Wellness Programs
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Reserve Duty Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Service Awards
  • Health Club Membership Reimbursement ($29/month)