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 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

Summer Fitness

Aquatic and Fitness Center at Fairfax Campus. Photo by George Mason University.

Aquatic and Fitness Center at Fairfax Campus. Photo by George Mason University.

Mason Recreation invites you to incorporate some fun and fitness into your Fridays this summer. All faculty and staff (with a Mason ID) have complimentary access to the RAC and the Aquatic and Fitness Center on Fridays through August 12, 2016. Visit recreation.gmu.edu for the summer schedule and hours of operation.

Stop by for a workout, or participate in any of the exercise classes they offer. Try a walking meeting on the treadmills, or a workout meeting with the weights.  Or just come by for some “me” time. You choose!

With your supervisor’s permission, combine Free Fridays with a flex schedule (e.g. four 9-hour days and one 4-hour day), so your workout fits nicely into your workday. Come in a little earlier or stay a little later on Fridays to enjoy a workout when it works for you and your team.

Try some Free Friday Flex Fun and Fitness, courtesy of Mason Recreation!

July Employee of the Month: Bridget Peabody

Bridget Peabody, training assistant for Human Resources and Payroll, is George Mason University’s July 2016 Employee of the Month. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Bridget Peabody, training assistant for Human Resources and Payroll, is George Mason University’s July 2016 Employee of the Month. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Bridget Peabody, training assistant for Human Resources and Payroll, for being selected as the July 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Bridget 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.

Have an Outstanding Supervisor? Nominate Them for the Outstanding Supervisor Award

Staff Senate OSA flyer 20161The 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.

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.

For complete eligibility guidelines and nomination requirements, click here.

Nominations will be accepted between August 1 and August 31, 2016.

Questions? Contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate, at 703-993-4141 or acorrig2@gmu.edu.