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WageWorks Filing Deadline

April 30, 2012 is the deadline for submitting 2011 claims to WageWorks for your health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Eligible health care and dependent care expenses must have been incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2011. Participants with remaining balances will need to complete the appropriate Pay Me Back form in order to receive reimbursement. Claims must be postmarked or submitted by fax to WageWorks no later than April 30, 2012. Participants may call WageWorks at 1-877-924-3967 with questions. More...

Tags: FSA

American Century Investments No Longer Available to New Investors after April 30, 2012

In an effort to streamline the number of investment products offered to 403(b) plan participants, the university will no longer offer American Century's investment products to new investors after April 30, 2012. Participants who invest in American Century prior to this date can continue to contribute to American Century. More...

Tags: Retirement, 403b

Fast Facts on Compensation for Staff ~ Part 1 of 4 Part Series

Pay and Hours Worked
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt employees must be paid for each hour they work. What constitutes these “hours worked” for which non-exempt employees must be paid is not always straightforward. Understanding FLSA’s definition for “hours worked” is critical in ensuring that non-exempt employees are compensated correctly and that employers are not hit with judgments to pay back wages and other penalties. A FastFacts scheduled on March 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, is the first in a four part series on wage & hour laws and regulations, timekeeping and payroll procedures applicable to the University’s non-bargaining unit employees. More...

Tags: Compensation, FLSA, Pay

Staff Introductory Period Amended

Effective April 1, 2012, the introductory period is 120 days for new staff and current staff accepting a self-initiated transfer or promotion. The amended timeframe applies to a staff member beginning an introductory period on or after April 1, 2012. If you are planning a position change and have a question regarding the introductory period, consult your divisional human resources department. More...

Tags: New Staff, Work

Live Near Your Work Program Can Solve the Problem of Long Commute Times

Are you looking to buy a new home closer to work? The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is offering two opportunities to help you learn more about grants available from Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW), participating neighborhoods, incentives offered by Baltimore City, and the home buying process.
Seating is limited for both the workshop and bus tour. To register, go to or call 443-997-7000. More...

Tags: LNYW

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Shares Important Resources with New and Expectant Parents

New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Johns Hopkins offers JHU faculty and staff and JHH/JHHSC employees a variety of services to support you during the exciting life transition of having a baby. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Life and Engagement, Work

Tickets Available for Hopkins Night at Camden Yards

Enjoy an evening at the ballpark with group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, their families and friends in Sections 334 and 336 ( when the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 12 at 7:05 pm. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Life and Engagement, Work

Workplace Mediation Program

Want to know more about the university’s Workplace Mediation Program? The procedures for the program are now available on the web: More...

Tags: Employee Relations