End of Appointment
The duration of your research appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is specified in the appointment letter (and any subsequent extension letters) that you receive from ORAU. Appointment end dates must be strictly observed and may not be changed without appropriate communication from ORAU.
As your scheduled end date approaches, ORAU will contact you confirming the end date and outlining the procedures necessary to complete your appointment. You will need to fulfill all listed requirements and submit any outstanding travel reimbursement forms before final payments can be issued.
If you are enrolled in the ORAU insurance plan, you will receive a COBRA election form detailing the options for continuing their coverage.
Leaving an Appointment Early
Should you need to terminate your participation in the program before the scheduled end date of your appointment, you should directly inform your ORAU point of contact and your mentor. At least two weeks’ notice is requested. Providing insufficient notice, or failure to communicate directly with ORAU, could result in unnecessary complications with your payments.
Extending an Appointment
Continuing participation after the end of the appointment, even by a single day, is not permitted without first receiving an appointment extension. Please see Renewal of Appointment for more information on this process.