Advocate Educate Appreciate

Advocate

The Staff Senate represents all classified and non-student wage employees at George Mason University.  Working closely with University administration, we address concerns that have an impact on the quality of work-life for the Mason community.  The work of the Senate is accomplished through open and continuous communication with its constituents.

Educate

The Mason Staff Senate works collaboratively with the administration, Faculty Senate, student government, and other university departments to gather and disseminate information on behalf of our constituents.  Once common areas of concern are identified, we work to bring about change that will benefit constituencies across all Mason’s campuses.

Appreciate

With support from the administration, the Mason Staff Senate sponsors annual staff appreciation events, the outstanding supervisor award, and participates in the employee of the month award program.  Staff recognition is paramount at Mason and the Senate works hard to foster Mason’s culture of recognition, making Mason a great place to work

July Newsletter

The July Staff Senate Newsletter is out!

Sunflower with Research Hall in the background.  Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Election season is here!  We are pleased to have 15 candidates running in the upcoming Staff Senate Election, all from various backgrounds and representing diverse constituencies. Voting will start on July 6, and end at 5 p.m. on July 17.

In the meantime, stop by and meet the candidates at the Sizzlin’ Summer Social on your campus. You can also preview a sample ballot on our website at staffsenate.gmu.edu/election2015.  The link for voting will also be posted at that link, beginning July 6.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see highlights of the election candidates and election results.

Contact staffsenate@gmu.edu with questions.

Staff Senate Sizzlin’ Summertime Social

Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch hosted by the Staff Senate at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Stay cool this summer! Join the Staff Senate at the Sizzlin’ Summer Social. Take a break from the office and enjoy an afternoon snack and refreshing beverage. Activities include an information fair, raffle prizes, and voting for the 2015 Staff Senate Election.

Fairfax Campus:
Wednesday, July 8
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SUB I, Patriots Lounge

Arlington Campus:
Wednesday, July 15
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Founders Hall, Room 125

Science and Technology Campus:
Thursday, July 16
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bull Run Hall, Atrium

Bring a Mason ID or your Mason business card for entrance.

For questions, contact Amanda Corrigan at acorrig2@gmu.edu.

June Employee of the Month: Sherry Lamanna

President Ángel Cabrera presents the Employee of the Month to Sherry Lamanna. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

President Ángel Cabrera presents the Employee of the Month award to Sherry Lamanna. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

A heartfelt congratulations to Sherry Lamanna, Security Officer for the Police and Public Safety Department, for being selected as the June 2015 Employee of the Month award winner.

Read more about Sherry in this Mason News article.

Do you know a superstar? Make sure he or she receives the deserved recognition, and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee of the Month. Additional information can be found on the HR awards page.

Contact Reward and Recognition at awards@gmu.edu with questions.