October 2017

Message from the Chair

Posted: October 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: October 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dear Fellow Colleagues, One of the primary roles of your Staff Senate is to focus on issues that affect the more than 3,200 staff members at Mason.  We ask questions to find answers, and we work diligently to have a voice in key University initiatives. For this reason, we invited President Ángel Cabrera and Vice […]

November 1st Staff Senate Meeting

Posted: October 6, 2017 at 11:57 am, Last Updated: November 6, 2017 at 9:38 am

Frank Neville, chief of staff and vice president of communications and marketing, will return to the November Staff Senate meeting to further discuss communications in the University structure. Wednesday, November 1 10:30 a.m. to Noon Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201 Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video-conferenced) SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (video-conferenced) Submit your questions for […]

From Our Friends in HR

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm, Last Updated: October 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

  DMV2Go on the Fairfax Campus Take care of your Department of Motor Vehicle business at a convenient Mason location!  DMV2Go will be on the Fairfax Campus on Tuesday, October 10 from 9am-4pm in the Merten Hall Parking Lot.  The remainder of the 2017 schedule is available at http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/docs/DMV2Go2017Schedule_000.pdf; find information on DMV2Go services at http://www.dmv.state.va.us/general/#dmv_2go.asp. […]

Upcoming Eagle Bank Arena Events

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm, Last Updated: October 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

We thought you might be interested in checking out these upcoming events taking place in the Eagle Bank Arena. Oct 6-8 Disney on Ice Oct 10 Alcanza College Fair Oct 11 Ricardo Arjona Oct 13 Mason Madness Oct 15 Admissions fall Premiere Nov 1 A Perfect Circle Nov 2 Fall Out Boy Nov 5 Ana […]

Toastmasters Open House

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 10:51 am, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Toastmasters: Open House, October 18 Toastmasters is for everyone. Whether your public speaking skills are at the beginner’s stage, or you consider yourself to be a seasoned professional, you can gain experience as a member. Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Johnson Center Room A to experience […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Contest, Events, and Tips

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm, Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 6:17 pm

Information Technology Services (ITS) is hosting an event and contest in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Event: Keeping Yourself and an Organization Safe from IT Threats: Wanda Gibson, chief technology officer for Fairfax County, will speak on Wednesday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1204. For more information, visit Phishing Emails Tips from a […]

October is National Work and Family Month

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm

National Work and Family Month is about supporting healthy work/life strategies. Throughout October, Mason faculty and staff are encouraged to explore the variety of family resources available at Mason to help create and maintain a healthier and more flexible work and family life. Visit the Life/Work Connections page at hr.gmu.edu/worklife for a resource list. Contact the Life/Work Connections […]

Socktober Collection

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Participate in Socktober! Help stock the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter with new socks. We collected 350 pairs of new socks in fall 2016 in memory of Alice Watts, a long-time employee of George Mason University who lost her fight with cancer in September 2016. This year, we hope to collect even more to honor Alice’s years of […]

Winter Wellness Days Flu Shot Clinics

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm

For faculty and staff who are enrolled in COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA Health Aware, and Kaiser Permanente, seasonal flu shots are part of the wellness benefit. This year, flu shot clinics will be held at Mason on the following dates: Fairfax: October 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (and October 26 […]

Member Benefit Profiles Available through Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Annual Member Benefit Profiles (MBP) for faculty and staff enrolled in Plan 1 and Plan 2 of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) are now available. Log into your account at myvrs.varetire.org. MBPs provide information about your retirement and other benefits as a member of VRS. MBPs are currently not available for Hybrid Retirement Plan members. However, […]