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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

June Staff Senate Meeting: State Government Relations and Environmental Health and Safety

A Fairfax County Police Helicopter lands outside Merten Hall during the Mason Ready 2014: A Life Safety Fair at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

A Fairfax County Police Helicopter lands outside Merten Hall during the Mason Ready: Life Safety Fair at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Representatives from State Government Relations and Environmental Health and Safety will be the guest speakers at the upcoming Staff Senate meeting:

Wednesday, June 1
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video-conferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (video-conferenced)

Submit your questions for our guest speakers:
To promote a dialog at the Staff Senate General Meetings, the Senate is collecting questions from constituents. This is your opportunity to ask university leadership about things that are important to you! Submit your question in advance using the online submission form or email your question to You may include your name, or you may ask to remain anonymous.

Staff Senate reserves the right to determine which questions are asked during the meeting. Any selected questions that could not be asked during the session due to time constraints will be emailed to the guest speaker, and the responses will be published in the Staff Senate newsletter at a later date.

All who attend the Staff Senate general meeting are welcome to ask questions in-person, during the session.

For questions, contact

Staff Senate Nomination Period Opens in June

Staff Senate Ask Me Button WRBecoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and have an impact on your workplace. The Senate provides many opportunities to learn about how the university works and network with administrators and staff members outside of your unit.

The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2016 dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m.
  • Elections held Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 22, at 5 p.m.

The Staff Senate nomination form can be found here. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. All nominations must be submitted electronically to

If you were not able to attend our Information Session, you can watch a recording here.  

For any questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, contact Nicole Roth, Staff Senate chair, at For questions about the nomination or election process, contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at or 703-993-4141.