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Commitment from Leadership

Ronald Peterson

As one of the preeminent institutions in a rapidly changing health care environment, we consistently expect a great deal from our employees.  It is therefore imperative that we re-energize to be fully productive at work.  At all levels of our organization, we must find the best work-life fit, allotting time to spend with our family and friends, and to dedicate to our own healthy activities. Effectively integrating our professional and personal lives is essential to the delivery of high quality patient centered care.

Ron Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System


Robert Lieberman

Johns Hopkins is deeply committed to making the university a vibrant and productive academic community for all of its members. This means providing the best facilities, classrooms, labs, libraries, and studios so that Hopkins will remain a vital center of academic activity at the highest level.

But it also means providing the resources and support that will allow faculty, students, and staff to balance their professional obligations and personal lives. To that end, the Office of Work, Life, and Engagement offers a variety of benefits to enable members of our community to integrate their many roles. Wherever you are in your career and your life, your family matters to Johns Hopkins.

Robert C. Lieberman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Charlene Moore Hayes

As vice president of Human Resources, my staff and I are committed to creating a workplace culture that integrates and aligns leadership, HR policies and programs, and individual career management.  What does this mean for you?  It means that we incorporate a work-life perspective into all HR offerings, and we provide opportunities for you to manage your work-life priorities.  By working together, we can support a culture change that respects and supports you as a “whole person” and that meets the organizational goals of the university.

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement demonstrates the university’s strong commitment to work-life integration for all faculty and staff.  Johns Hopkins University is a leader in work-life solutions because it supports an office dedicated solely to work-life integration and because that office has expanded well beyond the traditional issues of dependent care and employee assistance. In addition to these two issues, the office addresses workplace flexibility, breastfeeding support, aging adults, housing and relocation, community engagement, employee recognition, retirement, and discounted tickets to amusement parks, sporting events, and museums and theatres.  You can use the office’s high quality services, programs, and events to help integrate your work-life priorities effectively.

I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about the office’s services, programs, and events that might interest you.  Regardless of your role at the university or your stage in the life cycle, you will find helpful information and resources. I also encourage you to give us feedback using the online form posted throughout this website.  Let us know how you’ve integrated work and life as JHU faculty or staff.  Is there some way the Office of Work, Life and Engagement can better support you in your efforts to effectively manage your work-life priorities?  We want to hear from you so that we can continually improve our integration and alignment of leadership, HR policies and programs, and individual career management.

Charlene Hayes, vice president for Human Resources


Pamela Paulk

The first of our six strategic priorities states that we will attract, engage, develop, and retain the world’s best people. Creating a culture where work-life fit is encouraged and supported will ensure the best people work for Johns Hopkins.

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement demonstrates the hospital and health system’s strong commitment to work-life integration for all employees. The Office has been recognized with the Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress. This national award acknowledges that the office has expanded well beyond the traditional issues of dependent care and employee assistance to also provide information and resources on workplace flexibility, breastfeeding support, aging adults, housing and relocation, and community engagement.

I encourage you to use the office’s excellent services, programs, and events to help you integrate your work-life priorities effectively. This website is a wonderful place to start. Regardless of your role or your stage in life, you will find helpful information and resources. Please give us feedback using the online form posted throughout this website. As Johns Hopkins’ most valuable resource, we want to know how we can help you achieve the best work-life fit.   

Pamela Paulk, senior vice president for Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Medicine


Updated 05/02/2014