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The Alliance Against Workplace Violence established April as National Workplace Violence Awareness Month. In acknowledgement, the Risk Assessment Team provides a tip sheet for faculty, staff, employees, residents and students about what to look for, what to do, and who to contact. To download the tip sheet, visit More...

Tags: FASAP, Risk Management

Introducing Employee Self Service in SAP

We are pleased to announce an important enhancement to SAP that will allow you to view your personal and payroll data and easily make changes. The enhancement is called Employee Self Service (ESS). It’s a convenient, secure, user-friendly resource that you will be able to access on-line through More...

Tags: HR Shared Services, SAP

Fast Facts on Compensation for Staff

Understanding and Calculating Regular Rate
Besides appropriately determining what hours are considered compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is equally crucial to calculate overtime pay correctly for non-exempt employees and to avoid judgments to pay back wages and other penalties. A FastFacts scheduled on April 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, is the second in a four part series on wage & hour laws and regulations, timekeeping and payroll procedures applicable to the University’s non-bargaining unit employees.

Tracking Time in e210 & Processing Overtime in SAP
Employers are required by the Fair Labor Standards Act to maintain proper and timely records of hours worked by non-exempt employees. Maintaining proper records is crucial, and an employer’s ability to produce accurate and complete records is especially important if and when there are questions about an employee’s pay. A FastFacts scheduled on May 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT is the third 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

Tuition Grant Benefit – Notification Required for Summer Courses

Faculty and staff with dependents participating in the Tuition Grant program must notify the Benefits Service Center if their student will be taking any mini-sessions/mini-semesters this summer. More...

Tags: Benefits , Tuition Grant

Financing Your Child’s College Education

WorkLife presents, Financing Your Child’s College Education, noon to 1 pm, on Tuesday, May 8 on the Homewood campus and Tuesday, May 22 on the East Baltimore campus. Join representatives from the JHU Benefits Office to learn about the Johns Hopkins Tuition grant. For eligible employees, this generous benefit pays for 50% of each dependent child’s full-time, undergraduate tuition and universal mandatory academic fees, up to a maximum of one-half of Hopkins’ freshman undergraduate tuition.

Register online at or call 443-997-7000. More...

Tags: Benefits , Life and Engagement, Work, Tuition Grant

Spending your 2011 WageWorks Account – Last Minute Tip

With the deadline for submitting 2011 claims to WageWorks coming quickly on April 30, here is a last minute tip for spending a small remaining balance in your Health Care FSA. Did you know that you can submit mileage claims for going to the doctor or pharmacy? Click below to see how it works. More...

Tags: Benefits , Wage Works

April–June Appointments Available with 403(b) Investment Plan Vendors

Do you want to participate in the 403(b) retirement plan but don’t know how to begin? Are you getting closer to retirement and want to be sure you are building the kind of retirement you want? One-on-one appointments with our 403(b) plan representatives are being offered at Homewood, East Baltimore, Bayview and Eastern. The individual sessions are free of charge to university faculty and staff.

The schedule for the second quarter vendor visits is available on the Benefits website. Contact the investment company directly to make your appointment. More...

Tags: Retirement Choice, Retirement, 403b

Free Vanguard on the Road (VOTR) Webinars Now Available

Your 403(b) retirement plan can be a powerful tool in building your financial future. Vanguard offers free monthly webinars to help you learn how to get the most out of your plan. With the Vanguard on the Road program, you can receive financial education from the comfort of your desk or from any computer with an internet connection. More...

Tags: Benefits , Retirement, 403b

Staff Service Anniversary Recognition Awards

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is pleased to announce this year’s Staff Recognition Program. Johns Hopkins University staff members celebrating milestone anniversaries from the university may choose from a variety of custom designed service awards to be presented at the annual series of recognition events in June. More...

Tags: Life and Engagement, Work, Recognition

Live Near Your Work Events

East Baltimore Housing and Neighborhood Fair

Monday, April 30, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Turner Concourse

The long planned revitalization of 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus is taking shape. Building on earlier accomplishments, 2012 and 2013 will usher in new restaurants, a national pharmacy, the grand opening of the upscale “929” apartment building, beautifully restored historic buildings and the construction of a $40 million public school and early childhood center. Johns Hopkins is a partner in this ambitious project, joining East Baltimore Development Inc, Baltimore City, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Forest City- New East Baltimore Partnership and many others. More...

Tags: LNYW, Life and Engagement, Work

Healthy@Hopkins Walks – Save the Dates!

Join your fellow co-workers for some sunshine and a one mile walk from 12-1 pm at a location near you. Participants will receive a complimentary bottle of water and FREE give-away (while supplies last). More...

Tags: Healthy at Hopkins

Clean Your Closet to Help Low Income Men and Women Entering the Workforce

Do you have gently used spring or summer professional clothes that you no longer wear? Consider donating them to help formerly homeless, disabled or low income men and women just entering or re-entering the workforce. More...

Tags: Work/Life

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 on Tuesday, May 1 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 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: Life and Engagement, Work