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

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

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:  https://staffsenate.gmu.edu/ourwork/appreciate/outstandingsupervisoraward.  The nomination period opens on August 1, 2017, and ends on August 31, 2017.  Email completed nomination forms to staffsenate@gmu.edu.

Questions? Contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate (3.4141 or acorrig2@gmu.edu)

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

June Employee of the Month: Patrice Bolton

President Angel Cabrera presents the Employee of the Month award for June 2017 to Patrice Bolton. Photo by Bethany Camp/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Patrice Bolton, Program Assistant in the School of Business, for being selected as the June 2017 Employee of the Month. Read more about Patrice 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 awards page.

Contact Reward and Recognition at awards@gmu.edu with questions.