Daily Buzz 1/13/2017

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Today at Sibley

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building A, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
  • Deadline to sign up for Martha’s Table event on Jan. 17

Today’s TJC Tidbit

TJC surveyors expect us to do three things:

  • Keep patients safe at all times without exception
  • Follow regulatory standards
  • Follow our own policies, procedures and processes


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

2017 marks the first year that Sibley will honor Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day as an observed holiday on Monday, Jan. 16. This change is consistent with our organizational commitment to honor diversity and foster inclusion.


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

When: Today, Jan. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (live simulcast)
Where: Building A, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Speaker: Robert Higgins, M.D., surgeon-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the Department of Surgery for the School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker for Johns Hopkins’ 35th Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Dr. Higgins, the first African-American to lead a Johns Hopkins Hospital department, will address the commemoration theme, “Moving Forward Together.”


Today’s Trivia Questions

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in which state?

A. Alabama
B. Georgia
C. Mississippi
D. Virginia

In January 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. and a group of about 60 ministers and civil rights leaders met in Atlanta to discuss their next step after the Supreme Court ruled bus segregation unconstitutional. This group of leaders formed an organization that became known as what?

A. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
B. The Ebenezer Baptist Leadership Committee
C. The Southern Committee for Equal Rights
D. None of the above

Click here for the answers.


SAP Planned Outage: Today at 9 p.m.

The SAP system will be taken down for scheduled maintenance today, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. It will be available to users on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. If your business operations use Process Integration (PI), it will be down until midnight. Please be prepared to use downtime procedures during this time.

Click here for the list of planned outages for 2017.


Tax Exempt Status Expiration: Feb. 15

If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their federal or state withholding, that exemption will expire on February 15, 2017. 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) to update your tax information prior to Feb. 15. Once you are in ESS, if you wish to continue your exempt status, you must review your withholding status, select ‘renew’ and save the record. You must do this for both federal and state if you wish to be exempt for both. If you review the records but fail to save them, your exempt status will expire on Feb. 15. You must review, renew and save your information.

If ESS is not updated, the exempt status will be changed to withhold at the default tax rates, which is single and zero exemptions for federal and single and one exemption for state.

If you have any questions, please contact HR-payroll Shared Services at 443-997-5828.


Happy Makar Sankranti

Observed: Saturday, Jan. 14
This holiday is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus and is celebrated in myriad cultural forms. The festival starts with the beginning of the sun’s northward journey when it enters the sign of Makar (Capricorn). The holiday is all about prayers, sweets and kites.


Purée is Now Open

Purée, a 100 percent organic, vegan and raw fresh cold-pressed juice bar opens for business in the Building B lobby at 8 a.m. today.

Purée’s mission to source organic, local ingredients directly aligns with Sibley’s commitment to helping our community maintain a healthy and green lifestyle.


Lactation Room Access

The employee lactation room in Building B, Room 4B228, now has a badge reader. If you require access to use the room, please email Tim Souza at TSouza2@jhmi.edu.

Please review policy 03-21-77 for additional information regarding the use of the lactation room.

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