Advocate Educate Appreciate

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 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 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

Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) Information Session

The Staff Senate will host an information session with the Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) on Wednesday, October 31. Click here for details.

Massage and Spa Discounts Available

October is National Massage Therapy Awareness Month, and the Staff Senate is working to provide options for massage and spa discounts in the local area. Check out an article about the history of Massage.

Some discounts available to Mason staff (just show your Mason ID):

  • Elements Massage (Vienna location):$30 off first one-hour session. During the week of October 15-22, they will offer a $50, one-hour massage for Spa Week.
  • Serendipity Wellness Studio (Burke): $15 off any 90-minute or two-hour service.
  • Mystic Flow Wellness Center (Gainesville): 15% off any service. Tuesday/Thursday: Float, Infrared Sauna, and Hydro Massages are 50% off. If you have a doctor’s note describing chronic illness and pain, all Floatation and Sauna packages are 50% off. Mention Mason discount at time of scheduling.

Follow Staff Senate on Facebook and Twitter as more options are added. We are still working on additional deals with other businesses, which are closer to all of our distributed campuses.

Also check out the Salon and Spa discounts at HR’s Website. We are hopeful that our new discounts will be added to this site soon, too!

November Staff Senate Meeting: University Life

Pascarell, 121211501, Rose Pascarell, Vice President, University Life. Photo by Alexis Glenn/George Mason University

Rose Pascarell, Vice President, University Life

The November Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Rose Pascarell, Vice President, University Life. She will be discussing recent University Life initiatives and updates, and how University Life manages diverse needs across Mason’s campuses.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced)
SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferenced)
Front Royal: Academic, Room 219 (703-249-8067)

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.

All are welcome to attend the Staff Senate general meeting.

Submit your questions for the Staff Senate:
To promote dialog at the Staff Senate general meetings, the Senate is collecting questions/comments from constituents. Submit your question using the online submission form or email your question to staffsenate@gmu.edu. You may include your name, or you may ask to remain anonymous.

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

For questions, contact staffsenate@gmu.edu.

Missed Our September and October Meetings? View Them Here!

Image result for vgeaIf you missed the September Staff Senate meeting, watch it here. Stacey Remick-Simkins shared information about the Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA).

Check out the October Staff Senate meeting, where Patricia Coray shared information and updates about Benefits at Mason.

Support Group for Working Mothers

Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason is one way Mason faculty, staff, and students can come together, discuss the issues confronting working mothers, and perhaps motivate changes on campus.

The group hosts brown bag lunch meetings at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240K of the Johnson Center.

Upcoming fall meetings are set for September 20; October 3, 18 and 30; November 14, and December 6.

If you are interested in sharing stories and being part of an informal organization of working mothers, join us, and feel free to visit our website for additional information.

Contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu or 703-993-2295 with questions.

 

Mason 101 is Back: Sign Up Today!

George Mason Statue. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

George Mason Statue. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Whether you are new to the Mason community, looking to update your Mason knowledge, or interested in resources available at Mason, sign up for Mason 101!

Mason 101 is a free, in-classroom session that shares the history, organizational structure, and resources of George Mason University, as well as a virtual tour of all Mason campuses and sites.

Sessions are held throughout the semester. Register online.

For questions, or to set up a group session for your unit, contact Philip Stamper, University Information, at pstamper@gmu.edu or 703-993-5308.