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Review your payroll and update your information

It’s important to review your payroll information on a regular basis but especially as you prepare for year end. Here are some tools to assist in reviewing your data and obtaining future information. More...

Tags: ESS, W-2

Register to receive your W-2 electronically

Don’t waste time at the mailbox waiting for a paper W-2 to be delivered by mail! You can go on the web and register to receive your W-2 online. It’s that simple! More...

Tags: ESS, W-2

Earned Income Credit

Employees may be entitled to claim an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2013 federal and Maryland income tax returns if both their federal adjusted gross income and their earned income is less than:

    • $46,227 (for married filing jointly $51,567) - if you have three or more qualifying children
    • $43,038 (for married filing jointly $48,378) - if you have two qualifying children
    • $37,870 (for married filing jointly $43,210) - if you have one qualifying child
    • $14,340 (for married filing jointly $19,680) - if you do not have a qualifying child

For more information please visit www.irs.gov or www.marylandtaxes.com. More...

Tags: Tax Credit, ESS

Tax Exempt status will expire on February 15, 2014

If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their Federal or State withholding, that exemption will expire on February 15th. Employees that wish to continue their exempt status are required by law to supply their employer with new tax withholding forms for each year.

Please visit Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://ssc.jhmi.edu/hr_payroll/ess_home.html to update your tax information prior to 2/15/2014. More...

Tags: Payroll, ESS, W-2

2014 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 2014, the pre-tax spending limit for mass transit will decrease from $245 per month to $130 per month. The monthly limit for non-JHU parking will increase from $245 to $250. More...

Tags: Benefits , Wage Works

Applications for the 2014 Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund are now being accepted

United Way pledges directed to The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund help local non-profits build stronger communities. Organizations within the Live Near Your Work footprint or a ¾ mile radius of certain Johns Hopkins campuses that provide services focused on community revitalization, education, employment, health, and/or public safety are eligible for funds. Grant applications describing the organization’s positive impact on the community require a Johns Hopkins sponsor (an employee, retiree, or student) and are due no later than Thursday, February 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. More...

Tags: United Way, JH Neighborhood Fund , Community Programs

Summer Camp Discoveries Fair

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. 13, 2014, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The fair is designed as an opportunity for prospective campers and their families to meet with local and regional camp organizations and groups offering summer activities for children ages 4 to 18. Both day and overnight programs will be represented, as will camps for individuals with special needs. More...

Tags: Summer Camp, WLE

Johns Hopkins receives the 2014 Work-Life Seal of Distinction

Johns Hopkins is among a select group of 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...

Tags: WLE, Awards

myWellness Choices 2014

Throughout 2014, the Benefits Office will showcase—monthly by topic—wellness programs and resources available to help employees stay mentally, physically and financially fit. Topics range from weight loss to stress management, debt reduction to retirement planning. See the myWellness Choices Calendar, on the Benefits website, for the 2014 list of wellness topics. Throughout the year, be on the lookout for tools, resources, programs and contests that will help you stay motivated and fit. More...

Tags: Benefits , Wellness

Response to Programs Brightens the Holidays for Community Members

Once again, the outpouring of generosity from the Johns Hopkins community has personified the spirit of giving. Employees, retirees, and students, in addition to partners of the Johns Hopkins community, helped the 2013 Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior Program and the Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program reach record success by providing assistance to 498 families and individuals. More...

Tags: Engagement, Community Programs