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The Alliance Against Workplace Violence has established April as National Workplace Violence Awareness Month. In recognition, the Johns Hopkins Joint Risk Assessment Team has launched a new website:


Tags: Risk Assessment

Spending your 2012 WageWorks Account – Last Minute Tip

With the deadline for submitting 2012 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? Here is how it works.


Tags: Benefits , Wage Works


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? Your 2012 Total Rewards eStatement provides a comprehensive overview of your total compensation and benefits package and it will be available online on or around April 23.


Tags: Benefits , Compensation, Total Rewards

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.


Tags: Benefits , Retirement, 403b

Important Notice of Change in Viewing Your Pay Check Data

Beginning in May, the links available on ‘myPayroll ‘will be changing. Gone will be the ‘MyPay’ link to the ADP pay stub view; replacing it will be the ESS link to Johns Hopkins’ on-line payroll service called Employee Self Service (ESS).

Some other important things resulting from this change:

  • You will be able to view your stubs from one to two days before payday
  • You will no longer receive an email to let you know your check is ready to be viewed
  • ESS has three years of your old checks available for review

Log into ESS @:
(Log in and click on “My Payroll” then “ESS”. Pay advices are usually available for viewing in ESS up to 48 hours before the actual pay day)


Tags: HR Shared Services, ESS

Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, May 4

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) is helping organize an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” campus walk to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention. Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate by walking and/or raising funds. “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and visibility while also targeting prevention,” says Dawn Shafer, JHSAP program manager. The 3+ mile walk will start at the School of Nursing on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. We need volunteers to get the word out, to help on the day of the walk and, of course, to WALK! To register, go to Please contact Dawn Shafer, for more information: or 443-997-7000.



Healthy@Hopkins Walks Scheduled in May

We are getting Healthy at Hopkins! 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).

LocationDateRain Date
Eastern May 14, 2013May 16, 2013
Homewood May 14, 2013May 16, 2013
JHH DowntownMay 21, 2013May 29, 2013
* JHHC Glen BurnieMay 22, 2013May 29, 2013
Keswick May 23, 2013 June 4, 2013
Bayview May 29, 2013 June 6, 2013
Mount WashingtonMay 29, 2013June 5, 2013

Save the date and take the first step towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. Look for more details to come in future announcements and on the Benefits calendar. Additional questions can be directed to the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or

* Walk is from 10-11 am


Tags: Benefits , Healthy at Hopkins, Wellness

LNYW Walking Tour – Bayview and Greektown

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Bayview and Greektown are great places to live, with strong churches, nice playing fields and authentic ethnic restaurants (one Greektown restaurant's souvlaki is so good that it's been written up in the New York Times). Situated beside the sprawling, green Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, these neighborhoods are a lovely place to spend a spring evening! So, please join us for this special tour of homes for sale, presented by the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work Program and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.



LNYW Walking Tour – Highlandtown and Patterson Park

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Highlandtown and Patterson Park were named the hottest neighborhoods in Baltimore City for 2013 (they were numbers 2 and 4, respectively, according to real estate website Zillow)! Discover what makes these park-facing neighborhoods destinations for home buyers at this special tour presented by the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.



Staff Service Anniversary Recognition Awards

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, in five-year increments thereafter, and whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2012 and July 10, 2013.

The Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 for staff with 20 or more years of service and for eligible retirees.

For a list of 2013 staff honorees, schedule of recognition events, and information about eligibility guidelines, please visit:

Staff members who believe they are eligible for recognition this year, but are not listed should contact Amanda Sciukas, WorkLife Programs Manager, at or 443-997-0345.


Tags: Staff Recognition

Financing Your Child’s College Education

WorkLife presents Financing Your Child’s College Education, noon to 1 pm, on Wednesday, May 8 on the Homewood campus. Join a representative 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.

Please visit for more information on WorkLife programs brought to you at no cost as part of your HR benefits package.


Tags: WLE

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 Monday, May 1 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement.


Tags: WLE, Baby Shower

Discount Tickets for 2013 Orioles Games at Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles are offering discount tickets to a select number of home games during the 2013 season.


Tags: WLE, Employee Discount