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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

December Staff Senate Newsletter

The December edition of the Staff Senate newsletter is now available. Check it out!

Staff Senate General Meeting Updates

December Staff Senate Meeting

Due to Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day on December 4, the Staff Senate  cancelled the December General Meeting.

During December, the Staff Senate is collecting items at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology campuses. All non-perishable food items, personal items, and school supplies collected will be donated to the Patriot Pantry, a food pantry that provides access to non-perishable food items, toiletries, and basic school supplies to George Mason University students who are unable to afford them. In addition, we will also be collecting items for other campus-specific organizations. Click here for more information.

Extended Meeting Time in the Spring

Moving forward, the General Staff Senate Meetings will be extended by one half-hour from 10 a.m. to noon. This new schedule will be implemented starting at our February General Meeting on February 5, 2020. The new format will include a time for guest speakers and allow for a longer general business meeting.

Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Supervisors!

Congratulations to Diane Vermaaten, executive director, finance and administration, School of Business, and Elena Johnson, director, Washington Scholars Program and Partnerships, Admissions, for being selected as the 2019 Outstanding Supervisors.

Diane and Elena were selected from nearly 35 nominations of diverse candidates from varying departments and campuses. A six-person committee of Staff Senators evaluated the nomination forms submitted by classified staff and non-student wage employees.