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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 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 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

August Staff Senate Newsletter

The August Staff Senate Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the newsletter.

Election Results: New and Returning Staff Senators!

The election results are in, and we are excited to welcome back our returning senators and newly-elected senators!

Christina Dicicco, Human Resources and Payroll

Liam Dillon, Center for the Arts Ticket Office

Christina Frasson, Collaborative Video Technologies (incumbent)

Joshua Griset, University Information

Erin Iacangelo, Science and Technology Executive Office (incumbent)

Pamela Ononiwu, College of Health and Human Services

Stacey Remick-Simkins, English Department

Lauren Reuscher, University Information (incumbent)

Lauren Reyna, Computer Science Department

Tiffany Sandstrum, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (incumbent)

Stacy Wilson, College of Education and Human Development

A heartfelt thank you to our outgoing senators for their contributions and volunteerism: Amanda Kennedy, Megan Kirk, Ann Moran, Lindsey Olson, Carl Redmon, and Rebecca Stone.

August Employee of the Month: Jennifer Gantt

Jennifer Gantt, Operations Manager, Arlington Campus. Photo by Lathan Goumas.

Heartfelt congratulations to Jennifer Gantt, operations manager at the Arlington Campus, for being selected as the August 2018 Employee of the Month. Jennifer is also a Staff Senator! Read more about Jennifer 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 website.

Contact Reward and Recognition at with questions.

Have an Outstanding SUPERvisor? Nominate them for the Outstanding Supervisor Award!

The Outstanding Supervisor Award, sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate, seeks to recognize supervisors who routinely go above and beyond to provide unparalleled leadership, mentorship, and support within their departments or offices. Outstanding supervisors model and promote a positive work-life balance and strive to serve not only their departments or offices but also their personnel. Other activities that an outstanding supervisor demonstrates include:

  • Acknowledging exemplary performance
  • Supporting innovation and soliciting input from employees
  • Being fair and flexible
  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for professional growth
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion

Does this sound like your supervisor? If the answer is yes, we want to know!

Consider submitting a nomination form for the Outstanding Supervisor Award.  More details can be found on the Mason Staff Senate website:  The nomination period opens on August 1, 2018, and ends on August 31, 2018.  Email completed nomination forms to

Questions? Contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate (3.4141 or

The winner(s) will be officially recognized during the Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony.