Please note that NIAID will follow Maryland and NIH health guidelines regarding the gradual, safe return to work of its employees. Until further notice, NIAID orientation will continue to be conducted virtually. For more information on NIAID’s virtual orientation visit New Employee Orientation at NIAID.
Dear New Employee:
Congratulations on your appointment at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)! On your second day at NIAID, you will be attending the Navigating NIAID Welcome Workshop (NNWW) at 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please consult the enclosed schedule for specific dates/changes.
Please plan to arrive at Fishers Lane no later than 8:45 am. Have your HHS ID, photo ID, or another form of government issued ID ready to enter the building. If you do not have a form of ID, you will not be allowed building access. An Office of Workforce Effectiveness and Resources (OWER) staff member will be in the lobby to greet you and escort you to the Workshop location.
Once NNWW is complete, employees with a Fishers Lane duty station will be escorted to their work station. Non-occupants of Fishers Lane will be escorted to the lobby to return to their appropriate duty stations.
Parking and Directions
The Fishers Lane visitors parking garage is located at 12721 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD, 20852. The parking garage is managed by Atlantic Services group, and there are signs for Atlantic Services Parking. It is approximately one block from 5601 Fishers Lane. There is access to a walkway back to Fishers Lane from the third floor elevator/stairs in the garage. Parking validation will be provided to all employees attending NNWW. For additional information, please visit: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/global/orientation.
The nearest Metro station is Twinbrook (Red Line), which is half a mile from the building.
For other public transportation options to Fishers Lane, please go to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, WMATA.com, website.
2020 NIH Orientation and Navigating NIAID Welcome Workshop Dates
(If you are attending NIH Orientation on a Tuesday because of a federal holiday, you should attend NNWW on Tuesday two weeks after NIH Orientation (see date comparison, below).
|NIH Orientation||Navigating NIAID Welcome Workshop|
|January 6, 2020||January 7, 2020|
|January 21, 2020||January 22, 2020 (cancelled due to MLK holiday)|
|February 4, 2020||February 5, 2020|
|February 18, 2020||February 19, 2020 (cancelled due to President's Day holiday)|
|March 2, 2020||March 3, 2020|
|March 16, 2020||March 17, 2020|
|March 30, 2020||March 31, 2020|
|April 13, 2020||April 14, 2020|
|April 27, 2020||April 28, 2020|
|May 11, 2020||May 12, 2020|
|May 26, 2020||May 27, 2020 (cancelled due to Memorial Day holiday)|
|June 8, 2020||June 9, 2020|
|June 22, 2020||June 23, 2020|
|July 6, 2020||July 7, 2020|
|July 20, 2020||July 21, 2020|
|August 3, 2020||August 4, 2020|
|August 17, 2020||August 18, 2020|
|August 31, 2020||September 1, 2020|
|September 14, 2020||September 15, 2020|
|September 28, 2020||September 29, 2020|
|October 13, 2020||October 14, 2020 (cancelled due to Columbus Day holiday)|
|October 26, 2020||October 27, 2020|
|November 9, 2020||November 10, 2020|
|November 23, 2020||November 24, 2020|
|December 7, 2020||December 8, 2020|
|December 21, 2020||December 22, 2020|
If you have any additional questions or for individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Dennis Kovanda at (240) 669-2847, or email him at Dennis Kovanda.
Thank you and welcome to NIAID!
Employee Learning and Development Team
Office of Workforce Effectiveness and Resources