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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

February Staff Senate Newsletter

The February 2016 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!

Homecoming fireworks. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Homecoming fireworks. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

 

Lower Prices at Southside, Ike’s, and The Globe

Southside dining at Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Southside dining at Fairfax Campus. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Dining has lowered the door price at Southside, Ike’s, and The Globe:

  • Breakfast (until 11 a.m.): $9
  • Lunch (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.): $10
  • Dinner (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.): $11

Consider saving even more with a faculty/staff Byte meal plan, usable at Southside, Ike’s, The Globe, and Pilot House:

  • 10 meals for $71
  • 25 meals for $170
  • 50 meals for $319

For questions, contact Caitlin Lundquist at caitlin.lundquist@sodexo.com or 703-732-6222.

January Employee of the Month: Jennifer Sturgis

Jennifer Sturgis, Assistant Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, is Employee of the Month for January, 2016. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Jennifer Sturgis, Assistant Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, is Employee of the Month for January 2016. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Jennifer Sturgis, Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Research Operations for the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, for being selected as the January 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Jennifer 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 awards@gmu.edu with questions.

Upcoming Staff Appreciation Events

Join the Staff Senate at its upcoming Staff Appreciation Events! Take a break to enjoy light refreshments, participate in the raffle, attend the information fair, and take our interactive survey.

Fairfax: Tuesday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (immediately following the Spring Into Town Hall event), Research Hall, Room 163
SciTech: Thursday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bull Run Hall, Atrium
Arlington: Tuesday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Founders Hall, Room 125

Bring Mason business cards and/or your Mason ID for entrance and the raffle! Open to Mason classified and non-student wage employees. For questions, contact Amanda Corrigan at acorrig2@gmu.edu.

Save the Date: Spring Into Town Hall, Sponsored by the Staff Senate

town hallPlease join the Staff Senate for its inaugural Spring Into Town Hall on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Town Hall will take place in Research Hall, Room 163 on the Fairfax Campus and will be video-conferenced to Arlington (Founders Hall, Room 322) and SciTech (Bull Run Hall, Room 258).

Nicole Roth, chair of the Staff Senate, will update constituents on the Senate’s current initiatives, and speakers from various departments at Mason will give brief updates from their area and answer questions from constituents.

The Staff Senate’s Fairfax Staff Appreciation Event will take place immediately following the town hall. The Staff Appreciation Events at other campuses will be held as follows:

SciTech: Thursday, March 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bull Run Hall, Atrium
Arlington: Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Founders Hall, Room 125

The Town Hall and Staff Appreciation Events are open to Mason classified and non-student wage employees. Click here for more information regarding Spring Into Town Hall.

Registration for Spring Break Camps Now Open for the Mason Community

Students work on a project in a Potomac Arts Academy class at the Art and Design building. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Students work on a project in a Potomac Arts Academy class at the Art and Design building. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

The Potomac Arts Academy and Human Resources and Payroll have teamed up to offer a pilot program of three exciting and interactive camp opportunities for Mason families during spring break. The camps will be in session from March 21-25. Choose from Game Design, Magical Camp, and Theater Camp. For details and registration information, visit hr.gmu.edu.

Contact Tina Morris with questions at 703-993-5807 or tmorris1@gmu.edu.

You Ask, We Answer: Staff Senate Night at Mason Basketball

mbbflyerIn response to a recent You Ask, We Answer, the Staff Senate worked with Mason Athletics to offer a discount exclusively for Staff and Non-Student Wage for two upcoming Men’s Basketball games in February! Choose from the following games:

Saturday, February 6, at 6 p.m.
Mason vs. Dayton

OR

Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m.
Mason vs. Virginia Commonwealth University

Admission:  Tickets are discounted to $13 plus a $1.50 handling fee per ticket.
Enter Special Offer Code: SENATE
You will then be asked to log in or create an account.
Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. the day before each game (2/5 and 2/23)

Click HERE to purchase tickets!