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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

January 2017 Staff Senate Newsletter

The January 2017 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!

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Save the Date: Staff Appreciation Events, Winter 2017

Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Mark your calendar for this winter’s upcoming Staff Appreciation Events at the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Campuses:

Wednesday, February 15
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SUB I, Patriots Lounge

Tuesday, February 21
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, February 22
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bull Run Hall, Atrium

Open to Mason classified and non-student wage employees. For questions, contact

Speaker Notes from December Staff Senate Meeting

Shernita Parker of Human Resources and Payroll and President Ángel Cabrera were the guest speakers at the December 2016 Staff Senate meeting. Review the highlights from their visit here.


December Employee of the Month: Susan Eckis

Susan Eckis, office manager for the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services, is the Employee of the Month for December 2016. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Susan Eckis, office manager for the School of Nursing, for being selected as the December 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Susan in this Mason News article.

Do you know a superstar? Make sure they receive 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.