October 2014

Have You Visited Prince William?

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Have you been to the Prince William Campus? There is a wealth of opportunities for staff to enjoy at Prince William. From the Hylton Performing Arts Centert to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center and everything in between, there is plenty for you and your family to enjoy on the Prince William campus. Check out […]

Budget Forum Scheduled for October 1

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm, Last Updated: October 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance J.J. Davis will hold an open budget discussion on Wednesday, October 1, from 10:00 – 11:00 am. All members of the university community are invited to attend. The budget discussion will provide an opportunity for the Mason Community to learn more about the budget […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Performance Review

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

With everything that has been going on it is probably hard to believe that it is performance evaluation time once again. (Reminder: Classified Staff Employee evaluations are due to HR & Payroll October 24.) However, before we know it, each of us will be sitting down to have a conversation with our supervisor, or those […]

From the Staff Senate Chair . . .

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm, Last Updated: September 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Autumn in Virginia and at George Mason University is spectacular. The changing fall foliage never fails to amaze and surprise us. New and returning Patriots arrive and the campus is abuzz with the excitement of the start of the fall semester. As the semester progresses, it’s clear that this year will be both challenging and […]

From our Friends in Human Resources & Payroll

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Winter Wellness Day: Flu Shot Registration Now Open Winter Wellness Day, an all-campus wellness event with flu shots and financial information, will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William. Flu shots are part of your wellness benefit through COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA HealthAware, and Kaiser Permanente. There are […]

Senator Highlight: Lindsey Lowenberg

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm, Last Updated: September 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

It may sound cheesy, but one of the main reasons I came to the Fairfax area is because of the weather. Being from New Orleans, the seasons I’m used to are hot and really hot. I love walking around campus during the different times of year and enjoying the seasons. Prior to coming to Mason […]

You Asked, We Listened . . . and Found the Answer: Parking Rates for Part-time Staff

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Last Updated: December 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

A Mason staff member recently contacted the Staff Senate asking about parking rates for part-time and new employees. The question: As a part-time wage employee, I am requesting the university consider reduced parking fees for part-time and intermittent staff. We do not occupy parking spaces as full time staff members, so it would be appropriate […]

Dining Plans Available to Staff

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm, Last Updated: September 25, 2014 at 8:36 pm

For the biggest discount on meals for faculty and staff , sign up for a Byte Plan which is good for meals at five dining halls: Southside, The Bistro, Ike’s, The Globe, and Pilot House. 10 meals/semester for $71 25 meals/semester for $170 50 meals/semester for $319 The Bistro, a faculty and staff favorite, is […]

Watch the September 4 Budget Forum Online

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm, Last Updated: September 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance J.J. Davis held an open budget discussion on Thursday, September 4. If you were unable to attend and would like to view the meeting, watch online.  

Visit Prince William!

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Have you been to the Prince William Campus? There is a wealth of opportunities for staff to enjoy at Prince William. From the Hylton Performing Arts Centert to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center and everything in between, there is plenty for you and your family to enjoy on the Prince William campus. Check out […]