Wellness and Additional Benefits

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Wellness program

Employees have many opportunities to maintain and improve their health through a comprehensive program of activities and educational opportunities. Participation in such programs also provides employees with a substantial discount on medical coverage.

  • Seminars and health screenings
  • Exercise, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss campaigns
  • A web-based e-health program offered through Mayo Clinic, our wellness program partner
  • Two onsite fitness centers
  • Vacation and Leave
  • 11 paid holidays: For salaried employees one is a ”floating holiday” and may be taken at any time during the year
  • Paid leave associated with occasional illness, injury, or personal business
  • Employees accrue vacation beginning on date of hire
Years of Service Weeks of Vacation Per Year
0 - 9 3
10 - 19 4
> 20 5

Flexible work hours

  • Designed to recognize the need for some employees to adjust their hours during the week

Part-time employment

  • Part-time employment is available with a modified benefits package

Credit Union membership

  • Employees and family members may become member of the ORNL Federal Credit Union
  • A branch office and ATM machine are located at the ORNL main campus

Service awards

  • We recognize employees upon the completion of each of 5 years of service

Other benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite cafeterias and coffee kiosks
  • Government rates and discounts at participating hotels and other organizations
  • Discounts to local attractions and sporting events
  • Cellular service or stipend payments for certain positions based on business need