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Johns Hopkins receives the 2013 Work-Life Seal of Distinction

Johns Hopkins is among a select group of 54 private and public organizations from across the country recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

The Work-Life Seal of Distinction celebrates employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives. Applicants were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, and had to provide evidence of their support in areas spanning dependent care, health and wellness, workplace flexibility, financial support, paid and unpaid time off, community involvement, and efforts to transform organizational culture. More...

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2013 Pre-Tax Commuting to Work Limits

The JHU Commuting-to-Work Program treats qualified parking and mass transit expenses on a pre-tax basis which means the amounts are excluded from your taxable income up to the amount allowed by the IRS. For tax year 2013, the pre-tax spending limit for mass transit will increase from $120 per month to $245 per month. The monthly limit for non-JHU parking will increase from $240 to $245.

WageWorks, our commuter benefits provider, offers transportation passes and automatic payment of your monthly non-JHU parking fees. For more information or to enroll in the commuter program, contact WageWorks at 1-877-924-3967 or visit More...

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JHU Leadership Development Program welcomes the 2013 newest cohort

Now in its 16th year, the JHU Leadership Development Program provides targeted learning opportunities to leaders across the university, spanning all local schools, departments, and campuses. It includes leaders from both faculty and administration. The program combines assessments, structured learning, experiential learning, and personal coaching to help leaders take charge of their development while planning for future challenges at the university.

We are proud to announce our newest cohort: Jeffrey Grossi, Jason Rhodes, Andy Baldwin, Matthew Nesbitt, Jason Schnell, Elizabeth Platz, Ian Reynolds, Alissa Putman, Huaiying Gao, Samuel Klein, Edward Pajak, Denise Nowlin, Marielle Nuzback, Peter Godfrey, Benita Walton-Moss, Colleen Barry, Carl Latkin, Leslie Nicotera, Erika Wagner, Linda Blake, Steven Heslip, Jordan Steele, Steven Gange, Shawn McKenzie, Mary Louise Healy, Daniel Baker, and George Petasis. More...

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Register for Curiosityville Pilot by January 31

As a work-life benefit for Johns Hopkins employees who are parents of kids ages 3-8, we’re excited to offer a new pilot program with Curiosityville to help you stay involved in and support your child’s learning. Curiosityville, an innovative online and offline learning world, combines playful activities, lovable characters, and innovative technology that personalizes learning. Parents receive real-time feedback on how and what their child learns across 10 core learning areas, plus personalized recommendations for supporting learning at home and in the community. More...

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Summer Camp Discoveries Fair Helps Families Find Engaging Activities for Kids

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. More...

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Sponsor a Non-Profit Organization’s Grant Application to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund

Do you volunteer at a local non-profit organization? If you do, you may be able to sponsor the organization’s application for a Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund grant. Visit for a complete list of eligibility requirements, to download the application, or see a list of previous grant recipients. More...

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Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools Helps Mentor Young Minds

Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools (JHTTFS) is a service partnership that provides opportunities for faculty and staff to offer their talents to the city's youth and improve the administrative and educational outcomes of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS). Listen to Johns Hopkins volunteers and BCPS staff describe the positive impact of the partnership on students by clicking on the pictures in the left side of the webpage. More...

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February Workshops Presented by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement

Several workshops are offered during lunchtime on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. To see the complete list and register, visit and click on “Workshop Registration” in the left-hand column. More...

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Use Your Lunch Hour to Learn from Experts

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement schedules local experts for hour-long workshops starting at noon on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Workshop topics focus on aging, finances, parenting, personal and legal preparedness, wellbeing, as well as other issues.

In January, workshops include: Beating Post-Holiday Stress, Financing Your Child’s College Education – Part III, and Things You Should Know before Purchasing a Home. In February, you can select from Raising Financially Responsible Children and Tips and Tricks for Car Buying. Bicycle Commuting in Baltimore and Growing Vegetables from Seeds are two of the March workshops. More...

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