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Meet Matthew Berlejung, Staff Senator and Videoconference Engineer, Enterprise Collaboration, Information Technology Services

Posted: October 27, 2020 at 9:40 am, Last Updated: October 27, 2020 at 9:43 am

Role: As a videoconference engineer, I help plan, deploy, and support web conferencing solutions in classrooms, conference rooms, and in the cloud. My office (Enterprise Collaboration/ITS) is currently working with a massive pilot using Microsoft Teams telephony. This integrates plain old telephone service into the collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. Pilot users can answer their office […]

Recording of October Staff Senate Meeting with President Washington

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:33 pm, Last Updated: October 14, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Dr. Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University, joined the Staff Senate during the October Staff Senate meeting. If you missed the session or would like to review the discussion, you may watch the recorded session.          

Meet Staff Senator Terry Hurley, Laboratory Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Safety

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 11:38 am

Role: I joined Mason Nation in July 2017 as a laboratory safety specialist in the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS). EHS is one of the divisions of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM). I became a laboratory safety officer in January 2019. EHS provides support to not just the instructional and research laboratories […]

September in Review

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:23 pm, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 11:35 am


November Staff Senate Meeting: Mental Health and Resilience

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 1:23 pm, Last Updated: October 21, 2020 at 1:59 pm

The Staff Senate will host Katie Clare, associate director for resilience programs, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, for a conversation on mental health and resilience—topics that are especially important during the challenges of 2020. Katie will also share information about the Mental Health First Aid training and Resilience Badge programs available at Mason.  Wednesday, Nov. 4 10 […]

Human Resources and Payroll Announcements – Oct. 2020

Posted: October 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm, Last Updated: October 14, 2020 at 8:48 am

Flu Shots Provided through Insurance During the 2020-21 flu season, state health plan members may get a free flu shot at pharmacies participating in their health plan’s network.  COVA Care, COVA HDHP, and COVA HealthAware members may receive shots at no cost from network physicians’ offices and other participating providers. Kaiser Permanente HMO members must […]

October Staff Senate Meeting with President Washington

Posted: September 8, 2020 at 8:51 am, Last Updated: October 12, 2020 at 2:16 pm

The October Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Gregory Washington, president, George Mason University. Wednesday, Oct. 7 11 a.m. to noon General meeting will precede from 10. a.m. to 11. a.m. Zoom Meeting: Passcode: SS123 Call in: 301-715-8592 or 267-831-0333 Webinar ID: 976 1503 4925 / Passcode: 572793 The Staff Senate represents […]

August in Review

Posted: September 8, 2020 at 8:26 am, Last Updated: September 9, 2020 at 9:42 am

In addition, each month, the Mason Staff Senate: Presents the Employee of the Month with a gift Attends Human Resources and Payroll’s New Staff Orientations to welcome new employees and introduce them to the work of the Staff Senate Recognizes the service of Mason retirees with a letter of appreciation The Communications Committee meets monthly […]

Meet Staff Senator Kimberly Shaw-Mack, Office Manager, Human Resources & Payroll

Posted: September 8, 2020 at 7:15 am, Last Updated: September 9, 2020 at 10:47 am

Roles: My role in Human Resources and Payroll and the Staff Senate Events Committee have allowed me the pleasure of participating in several events here at Mason, such as the 2020 Winter Warm-Up Staff Appreciation Event, 2019 Holiday Toy and Pantry Drive and 2019 Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day as well as […]

Support Group for Working Mothers

Posted: September 3, 2020 at 12:51 pm, Last Updated: September 9, 2020 at 10:40 am

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 19th year of group meetings will look a bit different, as we plan to meet virtually for the fall semester. The first one will […]