September 2023

Announcements from Human Resources

Mason Nation Thriving Together 5K

Registration is now open for the third annual Mason Nation Thriving Together 5K! Join us on Mason’s Fairfax campus on Saturday, October 14 as we celebrate well-being and support our students.

We hope you’ll join us and share this opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues. Registration is $15 for Mason students and $35 for non-students. Sign up by September 26 for a limited-edition t-shirt!

Register today!

Employee Engagement and Performance Management Trainings

Learning opportunities, professional development, and open communication are top drivers of employee engagement – a driving force behind our success. Please join us at one of the many training programs we have available to learn more!

Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day is October 25!

Save the date: Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day will be held on Wednesday, October 25 in the Johnson Center! This year’s theme is Mapping Your Future: Discovering Mason’s Treasure.

What is Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day?

Each year, Mason designates a Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day (FSED) for the purpose of bringing faculty and staff together for professional and personal growth. FSED offers professional and personal development workshops, a mix of interactive and reflective activities, and a chance to network with other Mason colleagues.

All Mason employees are invited to participate! Supervisors are encouraged to provide flexibility during work hours for their team to explore the offerings.

Visit the FSED homepage for more information (this page will be updated as details develop).

Recognition and Appreciation Toolkit

As part of our comprehensive recognition program, a refreshed Recognition and Appreciation Toolkit is available to all Mason employees. The revamped toolkit includes:

  • Tips for celebrating an employee using their workplace appreciation language;
  • Virtual appreciation tools, including Pats for Patriots, printable cards, e-cards, and virtual backgrounds for all occasions;

…and more! Every day is a great day to appreciate a colleague. Start today by utilizing the resources in the toolkit!