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How Your JHU Retirement Plans Compare

Understanding your retirement plans is important, particularly for support staff, who will need to make an informed decision during our upcoming Retirement Choice period – March 18 to April 15, 2011. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison of the key plan features of all of our retirement plans. More...

Tags: Retirement Choice, Support Staff, Retirement

Helping Your 403(b) Plan Account Grow

When it comes to investing for retirement, as the old saying goes, “Time is on your side.” Getting an early start can be the secret to building a secure financial future. The reason? The earlier you begin putting away money in your retirement accounts, the longer you can benefit from the power of compounding — using investment income and interest to produce more earnings as they’re reinvested. More...

Tags: Retirement

Retirement Choice Town Hall Meetings Begin Soon

If you are a member of the university’s support staff, join us for a Town Hall meeting to learn more about how your retirement plans work and the actions you’ll need to take relating to Retirement Choice. Click here for the Town Hall meeting schedule. More...

Tags: Retirement Choice, Support Staff

Who Is Eligible for Retirement Choice?

Retirement Choice is just around the corner—March 18-April 15, 2011. During this time, eligible support staff will choose the way in which they accrue future retirement benefits. Find out if you are eligible for this important choice. More...

Tags: Retirement Choice, Support Staff

Looking for Retirement Planning Tools?

Saving for retirement can seem like a daunting task. Our retirement vendors offer some user-friendly online tools that can help you get started or get you back on track to meet your retirement savings goals. These retirement calculators allow you to enter just a few numbers. Free registration may be needed on some vendor sites. More...

Tags: Retirement

Did You Receive Your Pension Statement in the Mail?

Prudential, our Support Staff Pension Plan administrator, mailed annual pension plan statements to eligible staff last December, 2010. Current support staff and bargaining unit participants should have received the statement at their homes. More...

Tags: Support Staff, Pension Plan, Bargaining Unit

How to Contact the Benefits Service Center

If you have questions or need help regarding any of your benefits, please visit the Benefits website or contact the Benefits Service Center. For questions specific to Retirement Choice, email our Benefits team at or call 410-516-2000. More...

Tags: Benefits

Retire Right from Johns Hopkins

You have done some financial planning for retirement, but have thought about where you will live? Or how you will spend your time? Relationships, community involvement, and housing are a few of the issues future retirees must consider as they enter this major life transition. Join Meg Stoltzfus, LifeSpan services manager with the Office of Work, Life and Engagement to learn how to develop a vision for your retirement and avoid common pitfalls. More...

Tags: Retirement, Work/Life

Budgeting for Everyday People

Are you tired of juggling money? Concerned about your credit scores? Join Jim Harris, Director of Education with the Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maryland and Delaware in this interactive workshop and learn how you can control your budget instead of it controlling you. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Finances

Congratulation to our Financial Education Seminar iPad Contest Winners!

These lucky Financial Education Seminar attendees won a 16MG iPad with Wi-Fi. If you weren’t among the 4,690 people who attended these valuable sessions, you can still access them as a Benefits FastFacts on the Retirement page of the Benefits site. More...

Tags: Benefits , Work/Life

Revisions to the Personnel Policy Manual

Keep apprised of changes to JHU’s HR policies and procedures.

Hours of Work and Overtime (revised, September 2010) - This amendment to the policy clarifies compensation for a non-exempt employee working beyond the standard hours of a work week.

Leaves of Absence without Pay (revised, January 2011) – This amendment to the policy provides under specific conditions a leave without pay can exceed one year.


Tags: Overtime, Compensation, FLSA, Leave