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Work-Life Seal of Distinction

Johns Hopkins University and Health System has earned the WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction for meeting a defined standard that shows that we provide a distinct mutually beneficial workplace experience. This is the fifth consecutive year that Johns Hopkins has received this award.

The Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to companies across North America that set the standard for employee engagement that leads to business success. The overall strength of a company’s total rewards portfolio is evaluated along with the programs, policies and practices reflected in:

  • Health & wellness
  • Pay for time not worked
  • Unpaid time off
  • Retirement
  • Perquisites
  • Base pay
  • Bonus programs
  • Short-term incentives
  • Long-term incentives
  • Performance management
  • Recognition
  • Development opportunities
  • Caring for dependents
  • Culture initiatives & community involvement
  • Financial wellness
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Workforce experience

The award is a reflection of efforts across various Johns Hopkins Human Resources offices, as well as initiatives from both the university and the health system, all striving to make Johns Hopkins a supportive place to work and grow. Key programs that contributed to the award include:

Child care resource and referral services, backup child care, and child care subsidies

Aging adult resource and referral services and backup elder care

Breastfeeding Support Program (2015 AWPL Innovative Excellence Award)

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)

Live Near Your Work

Flexible work schedule and alternate work location

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Health and Wellness Programs

Lunchtime workshops on aging adults, financial health and money management, parenting, and health and wellbeing

Discounts to amusement parks, arts and culture, sports and fitness, and education

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund and United Way Campaign

Adopt-a-Student uniform drive and holiday programs for families and seniors in need


Updated 2/10/2017