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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.


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.


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

November Staff Senate Meeting

Staff Senate General Meeting
Wednesday, November 2
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 322 (video-conferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (video-conferenced)

The Staff Senate will not host any guest speakers at the November General Meeting, due to the Budget Town Hall Meeting scheduled to occur at the same time. The Staff Senate will hold its General Meeting, to conduct Senate business, from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.

Staff Senators and all Mason staff are encouraged to attend the Budget Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 2, at 1 p.m.

Budget Town Hall Meeting: November 2

Provost and Executive Vice President S. David Wu and Senior Vice President Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis will host a Budget Town Hall on Wednesday, November 2, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Provost Wu and Senior Vice President Davis will discuss financial, operational, and research activities.

After the presentation, the floor will be open for questions. The Town Hall may be accessed as follows:

  • Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 322
  • SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254
  • Loudoun: Signal Hill, Room 101
  • Front Royal: Academic, Room 219

Veterans Day Luncheon


Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

The Veterans of George Mason University and the Cadets of Mason’s ROTC Patriot Battalion cordially invite the Mason community to attend the 2016 Veterans Day Luncheon on Friday, November 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The luncheon will take place in the Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Lobby on the Fairfax Campus.

RSVP to Ms. Hilary Munger at Join us for the opportunity to honor those who have served.

Outstanding Achievement Awards: Thursday, November 3

ribbonThe Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony, hosted by Human Resources and Payroll, will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall.

You are cordially invited to come and support your Mason colleagues who are being recognized in such categories as customer service, civility, distance education, and academic advising (to name just a few). For a complete list of 2016 awardees, visit the Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient webpage.

Congratulations to all the awardees, and a big thank you to all who submitted nominations.

October Employee of the Month: Andrea George

Andrea George, Employee of the Month. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Andrea George, Employee of the Month. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Andrea George, office assistant for special projects in the College of Science, for being selected as the October 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Andrea 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 Human Resources and Payroll awards page.

Contact Reward and Recognition at with questions.