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Employee Engagement Survey ~ June 1 - 21

Most of us are juggling innumerable activities and priorities. This is why one of the most important initiatives for Johns Hopkins University involves knowing how well our staff is vested in our workplace. It is for this reason that the university will join Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health System for the first time, in conducting the Gallup employee engagement survey to help us build a better workplace. More...

Tags: Engagement

For all that you do, this picnic is for you!

In an effort to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of JHU staff, we’re making some important changes to the annual Johns Hopkins picnic that we’d like you to know about.

What’s New?
•Tickets are free, however there is a limit of 5 tickets per employee for immediate family members. Tickets are required for entry into the picnic.
•The hours of the picnic have expanded and now start at 3:00 pm. We hope the expanded hours will allow more faculty, staff, and their families to enjoy the festivities.
Click the link to see more details. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Picnic

New Name for Personnel Policy Manual

Effective June 1, 2012, the Personnel Policy Manual is being re-titles to Human Resources Policy Manual. More...

Tags: Employee Relations

Visit myRewards for an Online Summary of Your Benefits

Working for the university has many rewards – competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, exciting career prospects and opportunities for work/life balance. Ever wonder how much your total JHU employment package adds up to? Check out the latest release of your my Rewards Statement from both the Benefits website and the HR website. More...

Tags: Benefits , myRewards

June is Overflowing with Staff Recognition Events

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is pleased to announce this year’s Staff Recognition Program.

Staff members eligible to be recognized are full- and part-time employees celebrating anniversaries beginning with five years of service and in five-year increments thereafter and whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2011 and July 10, 2012. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Staff Recognition

Healthy@Hopkins Walks Scheduled

We are getting Healthy at Hopkins! Join your fellow co-workers for a one mile walk from 12-1 pm at a location near you. Enjoy some sunshine and pick up a pair of shades (while supplies last). Complimentary bottled water will be provided to participants. More...

Tags: Benefits , Healthy at Hopkins

Live Near Your Work: Take a Walking Tour of Bayview and Greektown

The Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work Program, in partnership with the Southeast Community Development Corporation, invites you to tour the Bayview and Greektown neighborhoods. We’ll begin in Bayview, a tranquil neighborhood nestled within Southeast Baltimore’s urban setting. Then, we’ll escort you to Greektown and the opening of the Greek Folk Festival. The tour will end with a VIP reception at the festival—Greek food and festivities for all. During the tour, you’ll learn how to qualify for low-interest Healthy Neighborhoods loans as well as other great home buying incentives, including Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work grants. Attend this or any of the upcoming walking tour events and you will receive an additional $1,000 toward the down payment/closing costs of a home in the A, B or C target areas. (Buyer must settle on or before June 30, 2013.)

Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Departure location TBD

Register online at or call 443-997-7000.

Visit for information about upcoming walking tours and other events. More...

Tags: Work/Life, LNYW

Medco Specialist Pharmacists can help you understand your medications and could help you save money

Medco offers a great way to help members safeguard their health. You now have 24/7 access by phone to the expertise and personalized support of Medco Specialist Pharmacists—and they’re available through your prescription drug benefit at no additional cost. More...

Tags: Benefits , Medco

Looking for Summer Fun? Get Baseball, Football, Six Flags and Theatre Tickets –Oh my!

IronBirds Tickets
Enjoy an evening at the ballpark at this year's Hopkins Night at Ripken Stadium with group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and their families and friends. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Tickets at Work

Free Vanguard on the Road (VOTR) Webinars 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

We Want to Plan with YOU in Mind … Suggest Topics for WorkLife Workshops

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement hosts educational workshops for faculty and staff from noon to 1:00 pm on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Because these workshops are brought to you at no cost as part of your HR benefits package, we would like feedback on the topics that interest you or would be helpful in pursuing work/life effectiveness. Are you interested in workshops on aging adults? Parenting? Legal issues? Finances? Contact with your ideas by June 1, 2012 so we plan for you as we schedule workshops for 2012-2013. You can also send an email if you would like to receive monthly emails about workshops and other worklife events. More...

Tags: Work/Life