Accomplishments and Initiatives

Accomplishments

  • In partnership with the University administration, increased the tuition waiver from 6 to 12 hours annually.
  • Launched the Mason Military Outreach organization to support Mason community members who are serving or who have loved ones serving in the military.
  • Worked successfully with Physical Plant administration to provide winter coats for employees in addition to the lightweight jackets previously provided.
  • Established a gift program for Employees of the Month who are acknowledged at the University’s monthly ceremony.
  • Established an extensive listserv network to keep all classified and non-student wage employees informed of state legislative information and issues relating specifically to George Mason University.
  • Obtained representation on various University committees to facilitate staff concerns being brought to the attention of the appropriate body with follow-through to resolution.
  • Prompted changes to emergency/inclement weather closing procedures that include earlier decision and notification of staff.
  •  In response to staff concerns, prompted creation of Employee Relations position within HR to act as staff advocated in personnel matters.
  • Actively engaged with Presidential Search Committee providing staff feedback to the search process.
  • Voice for the Mason staff influencing the allocation of 2011 wage increase.
  • Instrumental in persuading RAC to keeping prices competitive for the benefit of Mason staff.
  • Established summer dining hours of operation forum to influence increased dining choices on campus.
  • Provide convenient means of staff contribution via annual Food Drive and Toys-for-Tots to benefit those in need in our communities.

Initiatives

  • Smoking Policy Enforcement;  Smoking on campus
  • Commuter Choice Benefits & Promotion
  • Recreation Services for Staff
  • Improvement of Outreach Process
  • Policy Reviews
  • Commuter benefits for Part-time staff
  • Eliminating trucks and golf carts on sidewalks
  • Promotions for Center for the Arts and Patriot Center