Human Resources

HR Happenings

New Web-Based WHOI Employee Self-Serve Defined Benefit Calculator

On December 28, 2015 the Human Resources Department together with Towers Watson will roll out a web-based benefit modeling calculator for current employees who are Defined Benefit (DB) Plan participants.  This tool is called “Employee Self-Serve” (ESS); and it allows participating employees to formulate multiple retirement distribution scenarios/estimates at a time, save estimate history and revisit different scenarios of estimated DB plan benefits.  The system is not accessible to current employees who have previously taken a distribution from the Plan, for past employees and for those hired on or after 1/1/2009 when the DB plan was closed to new participants.  Once the site is available on December 28, 2015, current employees participating in the DB plan will receive an email with ESS access instructions.

One-on-One Meetings with Transamerica in 2016

Transamerica will be onsite at WHOI every month in 2016 beginning in January.  Individual one-on-meetings are available in 25-minute time slots.  You must schedule your appointment in advance by registering online using the Online Meeting Scheduler.  Advance registration is allowed for up to 3 months and is available to you through the online registration site.  If you feel you will need more than 25-minutes to meet with a Transamerica representative, you may sign up for more than one session, or you may want to sign up for the last session of the day.

2016 403(b) IRS Limits

The IRS recently announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for tax year 2016. These changes will occur for the first payroll of 2016 which is the period December 27-January 9, 2016 for pay date January 15, 2016. You can make changes to your 403(b) Defined Contribution employee amount anytime during the year through the Transamerica site . Those turning age 50 or older in 2016 are eligible for the Age 50+ Catch-Up throughout the year.

For more information on the limits, please refer to the link above. (2016 403(b) Limits).

Recent Job Announcements

Director of Corporate Sponsored Research
Production Engineering Manager
Senior Administrative Assistant I/II
Our Mission

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.

Total Rewards

To achieve its overall mission, an integral part of WHOI’s strategy is to attract, recruit, and retain a world-class staff, representing a diversity of people, backgrounds and ideas.  To that end, we are driven to provide a total rewards package that supports these initiatives and complements WHOI’s culture and values.

What are total rewards?
Simply put, total rewards is the monetary and non-monetary return provided to employees of WHOI in exchange for their time, talents, efforts and results.  It involves these key elements: compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, and development and career opportunities.

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Last updated: December 23, 2015