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JHU Policy Amendment to “Ban the Box” (March 2015)

The JHU recruiting and employment policy has been amended for required background checks and conducting credit checks in accordance with the Maryland State Job Applicant Fairness Act. To read the policy in its entirety, go to http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section3.cfm More...

Tags: Background/Credit Checks, Policy Manual, Recruitment and Employment

Important HR Changes (December 2014)

Holiday Calendar and E210

In response to the recent change to the University's Holiday Calendar, the ½ day holiday prep code (HP) has been removed from the E210 code drop down box and December 24 and December 31 have been changed to full day Holidays. All December 2014 timesheets submitted prior to 09/09/2014 have been reset.

Weather Closures

The changes to the closure policy redefine required attendance employees with consideration to flexible work locations and flexible work schedules to accommodate the need for business continuity while the university is closed for weather or other emergencies. http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/appendices/sectionJ.cfm (Effective 9/01/2014) More...

Tags: Emergency Closures, Calendar, Policy Manual, Personnel Policy

Important HR Policy Changes (November 2014)

Holiday Calendar and E210

In response to the recent change to the University's Holiday Calendar, the ½ day holiday prep code (HP) has been removed from the E210 code drop down box and December 24 and December 31 have been changed to full day Holidays. All December 2014 timesheets submitted prior to 09/09/2014 have been reset.

Position Category Definitions

Changes to the university's position categories hold the university in compliance with the ERISA and ACA federal requirements limiting hour accrual not to exceed 987 hours in the twelve month period**. The Temporary position category has been eliminated from the JHU policy. All non-university temp labor will be hired through agency staffing by Randstad.
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section6.cfm (Effective 07/01/2014)

**Updated 10/17/2014 – Corrected text from "987 hours in a 6 month period", to "987 hours in a 12 month period"**

Weather Closures

The changes to the closure policy and pay practices give guidance on designating required employees with consideration to flexible work locations and flexible work schedules to accommodate the need for business continuity while the university is closed for weather or other emergencies.
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/appendices/sectionJ.cfm (Effective 9/01/2014) More...

Tags: Policy Manual

Workplace Mediation Program (October 2013)

The University’s workplace mediation program is designed to provide a voluntary and confidential process to resolve conflict arising in the course of employment, in accordance with the Workplace Mediation Procedures. Mediation brings participants together with a mediator in an informal, neutral setting to share perspectives, identify disputed issues, develop options, consider possible solutions, and seek to reach a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute. http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section8a.cfm More...

Tags: Policy Manual, Mediation

HR Policies Amended (October 2013)

The amendment to Section 12 of the Personnel Policy item A.1 of the HR Policy Manual referring to holidays has been amended effective July 1, 2013. The definition of Commencement Day is amended to indicate it is observed by departments located on the Homewood Campus, including Housing and those departments located in the Wyman Building.

You can view Section 12 at http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section12.cfm.

The amendments to Sections 10 and 11 of the Personnel Policy have been made to vacation use and accrual for staff hired after July 1, 2013 to allow staff to use accrued vacation after successfully completing the introductory period; vacation accrual maximums have been amended to limit at 22 days per year and maximum number of accrued unused vacation leave that can be paid at termination to staff hired or reinstated on or after July 1, 2013. More...

Tags: Policy Manual, Vacation/Holidays

HR Policy Amended (March 2013)

Effective February 1, 2013, the JHU Human Resources Policy Manual was amended by adding 9-10 months policy and procedures. The policy was developed in response to inquiries received regarding positions needed only during the academic year. The approved policy and procedures provide definition of the positions and related employment procedures and benefits. Refer to Section 6, item A6 of the manual. http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section6.cfm More...

Tags: Policy Manual

Amendments to JHU Personnel Policies (December 2012)

Effective October 30, 2012, the hours of work, overtime and payroll policies have been amended. Please refer to these important changes for requirements to pay non-exempt staff for hours worked. More...

Tags: Compensation, Policy Manual, Payroll