December 2015

December Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: December 15, 2015 at 8:58 am, Last Updated: February 1, 2016 at 10:02 am

The December 2015 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: November 24, 2015 at 9:46 am, Last Updated: November 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

Celebrate Employee Learning Week! December 7–11 Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an awareness campaign that highlights the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. To participate in ELW, create an account at and choose an online training video that applies to your job. View the video and submit your answers to the questions […]

Fall for Vogel Collection Fundraising Campaign

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Hilde Vogel-Michalik Collection consists of over 2,200 paintings donated to Mason and housed at the SciTech campus. Many pieces are displayed throughout the university via the Internal Loan and the Adopt-a-Painting Programs. Help support the collection by purchasing Vogel greeting cards. Each set has six cards depicting a different Vogel painting on the front; […]

Holiday Schedule for the Remainder of 2015 and All of 2016

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm, Last Updated: November 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

The holiday schedule for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016 is available on the Holiday Schedule page. 2015 Winter Holiday Closing Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1, 2016 For questions, contact the Human Resources and Payroll Benefits Team at 703-993-2600.

Message from the Chair

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

As the fall semester comes rapidly to a close, the days are flying by. Soon enough the university will shift into exam schedules and then we will be off for the break. It is important to remember that not all of our classified staff and non-student wage colleagues will have the same amount of time […]

You Ask, We Answer

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm, Last Updated: February 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

This feature investigates and answers questions from Mason staff, related to anything at Mason. Submit your questions online. Mason Basketball Ticket Discount Q: Are there discounts available to staff for Mason Basketball tickets? A: For men’s basketball, Mason offers discounted season tickets for faculty and staff. The tickets are prorated, and prices vary depending on the […]

Fenwick Library on the Move

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

University Libraries is packing and moving more than one million books and journals, special collections, archives, various equipment, and nearly 100 library staff into the new Fenwick Library. This enormous project affects all floors of the existing Fenwick Library. Once print books are moved into the new space, they will not be directly available to […]

Parking Services Food and Toy Drive

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 11:58 am, Last Updated: December 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Parking Services is collecting toy and food donations at the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Parking Services offices. If you owe a fine for a parking ticket, you may donate new, unwrapped toys or nonperishable food items at the Parking Services office, and your account will be credited based on the following: 1 toy = $10 credit 2 toys = […]

University Holiday Party: Fairfax

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 11:36 am, Last Updated: November 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

Join your Mason family for a celebration as we conclude another successful year. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall Drop off Toys for Tots donations in the Cinema lobby during the event. Happy Holidays!

Office 365 ProPlus Available for Faculty and Staff

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 11:32 am

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to all active George Mason University employees at no cost. Mason provides each active employee with the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., to use on personally-owned (non-Mason) computers or mobile devices. Each employee may install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on […]