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

Staff Senate Toy and Food Drive Benefiting INOVA Children’s Hospital and Patriot Pantry

The Staff Senate is collecting new, unwrapped toys for INOVA Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit children’s hospital that relies on community support to provide world-class care close to home. The Staff Senate is also accepting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and school supplies to benefit the Patriot Pantry, a food pantry that provides access to non-perishable food items, toiletries, and basic school supplies to Mason students who are unable to afford them.

For information on drop off locations, needed items, and deadlines, click here.

You may also bring your donations to the Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 18!

Contact Amanda Corrigan at staffsenate@gmu.edu with any questions.

 

 

November Employee of the Month: Jessica Hanna

Jessica Hanna receiving her November 2018 Employee of the Month award from Mason President Ángel Cabrera. Photo by Lydia Antonio-Vila.

Jessica Hanna receiving her November 2018 Employee of the Month award from Mason President Ángel Cabrera. Photo by Lydia Antonio-Vila.

Heartfelt congratulations to Jessica Hanna, grants and finance analyst in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, for being selected as the November 2018 Employee of the Month. Read more about Jessica 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.

December Staff Senate Meeting: Inclement Weather Procedures

David Farris

David Farris, Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS). Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

The December Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Dave Farris, executive director of safety and emergency management in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Dave will discuss Mason’s inclement weather policies and procedures.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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.

Massage and Spa Discounts Available

October is National Massage Therapy Awareness Month, and the Staff Senate is working to provide options for massage and spa discounts in the local area. Check out an article about the history of Massage.

Some discounts available to Mason staff (just show your Mason ID):

  • Elements Massage (Vienna location):$30 off first one-hour session. During the week of October 15-22, they will offer a $50, one-hour massage for Spa Week.
  • Serendipity Wellness Studio (Burke): $15 off any 90-minute or two-hour service.
  • Mystic Flow Wellness Center (Gainesville): 15% off any service. Tuesday/Thursday: Float, Infrared Sauna, and Hydro Massages are 50% off. If you have a doctor’s note describing chronic illness and pain, all Floatation and Sauna packages are 50% off. Mention Mason discount at time of scheduling.

Follow Staff Senate on Facebook and Twitter as more options are added. We are still working on additional deals with other businesses, which are closer to all of our distributed campuses.

Also check out the Salon and Spa discounts at HR’s Website. We are hopeful that our new discounts will be added to this site soon, too!