April 2015

Looking Ahead: Events for Mason Staff, April 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm, Last Updated: May 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

The April Staff Senate newsletter is out!              

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: March 24, 2015 at 9:37 am, Last Updated: March 24, 2015 at 9:47 am

Get Your Spring into Well-Being Spring into Well-Being kicked off with Good Deeds Day and the Ask Me About Well-Being Tents on March 19. The celebration continues every week through April 30. There are lots of terrific ways to build your vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. Some events are long-standing favorites, and others are brand […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: March 24, 2015 at 9:28 am, Last Updated: March 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

April is my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, but there are so many great events to attend in D.C. and Northern Virginia. I use Mason Transportation daily to get to campus, but I also use it to travel between campuses and to get to the Vienna Metro station. […]

Senator Highlight: Francina Osoria

Posted: March 20, 2015 at 10:48 am, Last Updated: April 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

My first experience at Mason was as a full-time undergraduate student, earning my B.A. in Psychology. While working on my degree, I also had a job on campus− I worked as a receptionist for ITU (now called ITS). I have also worked as an administrative assistant for Telecom Administration. I now work in the Division […]

March Employee of the Month: Melvin Parada

Posted: March 20, 2015 at 10:05 am, Last Updated: April 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm

A heartfelt congratulations to Melvin Parada, Print Services Supervisor with Print Services, for being selected as the March 2015 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Melvin in this Mason News article. Do you know a superstar? Make sure he or she receives the deserved recognition and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee […]

Next Steps: Plan for Your Retirement Rescheduled for Friday, May 8

Posted: March 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm, Last Updated: March 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

The Next Steps: Plan for Your Retirement seminar has been rescheduled for Friday, May 8, in the Mason Global Center, Grand Ballroom A. This day-long seminar covers the basics about benefits in retirement: Social Security, Medicare, Retiree Health Insurance, and retirement plans with the Virginia Retirement System, TIAA-CREF and Fidelity. Register online. If you have […]

Mason Quality of Work/Life Survey

Posted: March 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm, Last Updated: March 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

Every three years, Mason surveys all faculty and staff regarding the quality of work life at the university. Important policies and initiatives have resulted from employees’ suggestions in previous surveys, including telework and flextime options, the Prince William Shuttle, and an expansion of the Commuter Choice Program and Child Development Center. Please note – this […]

Show Others Your Appreciation

Posted: March 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm, Last Updated: March 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

Every day is a great day to let colleagues know how much you value their efforts. Spread a little sunshine today and every day! For ideas on how to say, “Thanks, I couldn’t have done it without you,” or “I appreciate your support and kindness,” visit Human Resources & Payroll’s Pinterest page at pinterest.com/workingatmason. For […]

Spring Hikes to Ike’s and the Globe

Posted: March 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm, Last Updated: May 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

Hike to Ike’s was so popular, it is coming back every Friday during Mason’s Spring into Well-Being. This time, we are adding the Globe as another hike destination. Join fellow faculty and staff around campus as they lace up their sneakers and hike to some fun, new dining venues on campus for lunch. Faculty and […]

Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For

Posted: March 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm, Last Updated: May 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

Mason is once again participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program. This is a wonderful opportunity to benchmark Mason as an employer. As part of the process, 600 full-time faculty and staff, along with 300 adjunct faculty, will be randomly selected to complete a survey, which will run from […]