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Getting Ready for Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment is an important once-a-year opportunity, and despite minimal changes, all employees should take time to explore their options and prepare to make a choice. More...

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Ready to Enroll?

Once you have made your choice and are ready to enroll, follow these simple steps: More...

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Explore: What’s Changing for Bargaining Unit Members in 2014

We are making limited changes to the benefits plans for Bargaining Unit members for 2014. Click here to read a brief overview of what’s changing. More...

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Understanding Your 2014 Costs

Understanding costs is a critical step to making the right plan election during Annual Enrollment. Costs include both what you pay out of your paycheck and what you pay out of pocket when you receive care. The good news is that cost changes will be limited in 2014. More...

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New Tax Rules for Same-Sex Spouses

Due to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), there will be tax implications for some JHU employees. More...

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Join the Financial Fitness Challenge

Financial fitness can be just as important as physical fitness when it comes to being happy and healthy. This fall we are holding a financial fitness challenge to encourage, educate, and get you excited about your retirement plan. More...

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Hyatt Legal Plan – New in 2014!

Great news! We are happy to announce a new addition to the voluntary benefits available to Johns Hopkins University employees that can help fill the gap between some of your core benefits.

Hyatt Legal Plan gives you access to a nationwide network of more than 12,000 attorneys, with an average of 22 years of experience, to help you and your dependents with vital legal matters such as:
•    wills;
•    real estate;
•    estate planning;
•    financial matters;
•    identity theft security and restoration;
•    traffic offenses (except for DUI); and
•    much more. More...

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H-1B Visa Sponsorship Amendment to the Personnel Policy

The university personnel policy Section 3: Recruiting and Employment was amended to add item G, identifying requirements for the sponsorship of an H-1B visa to include minimum qualifications for sponsorship that is consistent with United States Citizenship & Immigration Services [USCIS] regulations. The Office of International Scholars and Student Services (Homewood Campus), the Office of International Student Services (East Baltimore Campus) and the Office of Human Resources have collaborated on and confirmed the procedures and practices to support the policy. More...

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New Workshop: Understanding Trauma and Helping Children Exposed to Violence

Need guidance on speaking with your children about tragic events such as school shootings and kidnappings? Unfortunately, kids are exposed to violence in the media. Trauma can occur in a variety of forms and has a wide spectrum of consequences depending on a number of factors to which children may be susceptible. In this workshop, representatives from the Family Tree will help us explore what constitutes trauma, examine the impact of trauma on children, and identify strategies for helping them process traumatic events. More...


Johns Hopkins Baby Shower for New and Expectant Parents

Wednesday, November 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)
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 full-time faculty and staff a variety of services to support you during the exciting life transition of welcoming a baby to your family. At the More...

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Community Engagement Opportunities

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the Holidays

In memory of Vernon Rice, a longtime Johns Hopkins employee and community volunteer, the Johns Hopkins community is invited to donate $20 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families for the November and December holidays. To participate, please send a $20 check or money order made payable to:

JHU Turkey Program
Office of Work, Life and Engagement
1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite C100
Baltimore, MD 21218

Payment must be received by November 4 to assist families for Thanksgiving and December 6 for the December holidays.

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior to Brighten the Holidays

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior program helps to make the holiday season brighter for those in need and provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing and grocery gift cards that they may not otherwise receive or be able to afford. More...

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Learning Website Coming Soon!

Many of you are familiar with It is the website you can use to access all your information about learning and development at Johns Hopkins University. You can register or cancel classes, browse the catalog, and access elearning courses. Many users create a learning plan for the year and track their progress towards their learning goals. More...

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