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

January Staff Senate Newsletter

The January edition of the Staff Senate newsletter is now available! Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

January Employee of the Month: Emily Rusch

Emily RuschCongratulations to Emily Rusch, development associate in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, for being selected as the January 2019 Employee of the Month! Read more about Emily 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 awards@gmu.edu with questions.

Working Moms and Dads Support Groups

Take your kid to work day

Photo by Creative Services / George Mason University

Working Moms Support Group

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

The group will kick off its 17th year of brown bag lunch meetings on Thursday, January 24, at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center (Johnson Center, Room 240K).

If you are interested in sharing stories and being part of an informal organization of working mothers, join us!

Visit our website for more information. Contact Heather Aleknavage at 703-993-2295 or haleknav@gmu.edu with questions.

Working Dads Support Group

We are currently searching for a George Mason dad to lead Mason’s Working Dads Support Group! The Working Dads Support Group was formed for George Mason dads to get together regularly to swap stories and gain insight from others.

If you are interested in leading the group, please email worklife@gmu.edu for more information.

February Staff Senate Meeting: Assistant Chief of Police, Brian Cozby

The February Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Brian Cozby, assistant chief of police in the Department of Police and Public Safety. Assistant Chief Cozby will discuss the services our police department offers the Mason community.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
10:30 a.m. to noon
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video-conferenced)
SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (video-conferenced)
Front Royal: Academic, Room 219 (703-249-8067)
WebEx:  gmu.webex.com / Meeting Number (access code): 648 314 965  / Meeting password: 2ktMam99

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.