Navigating NIAID Welcome Workshop (NNWW) Schedule

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

Illustration of public parking lot in reference to 5601 Fishers Lane

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:


Public Transportation

Illustration of public transportation in reference to 5601 Fishers Lane

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,, 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

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