July 2018

July Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: July 6, 2018 at 12:41 pm, Last Updated: August 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

The July Staff Senate newsletter is now available! Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Cabrera and Davis Discussions with Staff Senate

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 11:57 am, Last Updated: July 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

On separate occasions in May, President Cabrera and J.J. Davis spent time with the Staff Senate to discuss important topics. Check out the video of President Cabrera’s meeting. Here’s the presentation from J.J. Davis about the budget process. We’re here for you, if you have any comments, concerns or ideas feel free to share anonymous and […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 11:28 am, Last Updated: July 2, 2018 at 11:29 am

Mason is full-steam ahead with summer traveling, vacations, festivities and more.  If the Farmers’ Almanac turns out to be true it’s going to be a hot and humid summer, much more than usual.  The Staff Senate hopes to see you at our Staff Appreciation Events and wishes you, your family and friends a safe, relaxing […]

Summer Dining Johnson Center Options

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 11:01 am, Last Updated: July 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

This summer, check out a variety of dining options at the Johnson Center! Take your pick from: Panera Chipotle Express Star Ginger Steak ‘n Shake Garbanzo Blaze Pizza Red Hot & Blue IndAroma Starbucks And more! For hours of operation, visit shopmason.gmu.edu/hours. Contact Mason Dining at 703-993-3313 with questions.

Governor’s Updated Parental Leave Policy

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm, Last Updated: July 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Our new paid parental leave policy (Executive Order Number Twelve) authorizes paid parental leave for employees of executive branch state agencies.  The new benefit provides up to eight weeks of paid parental leave to enable employees to care for and bond with a newborn, or for a child under the age of eighteen (18) newly-placed […]

Access Fairfax Dining Via the CUE Bus

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Did you know that you can use the CUE bus to check out some dining options in the City of Fairfax? For details, please see their dining guide at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/home/showdocument?id=11361.   The CUE Bus is free for staff, faculty, and students with a valid Mason ID.    Questions? Please contact Parking and Transportation at 3-2828 […]

Reach Your Goals through Mason’s Positive Leadership Program

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm, Last Updated: August 10, 2018 at 10:48 am

Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Join the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being for the fall 2018 cohort of Mason’s Positive Leadership program.  Positive leaders are self-confident, optimistic, and resilient. They create an atmosphere that produces lower turnover, higher productivity, greater satisfaction, and […]

FYI-New Student Health Insurance Provider

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, George Mason University has teamed up with UnitedHealthcare StudentResources to offer our student health insurance plan.  The Student Health Service website will be continually updated with all the information throughout the summer. Please frequently check our website, https://shs.gmu.edu/insurance/, for the updated 2018/2019 information.

Summer Staff Appreciation Events

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Join the Staff Senate at the Summer Staff Appreciation Events! Take a break from work to enjoy ice cream and network with your colleagues. Activities include a raffle and voting in the Staff Senate Election. Fairfax: Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Corner Pocket, open to classified staff and non-student wage employees […]

Have an Outstanding SUPERvisor? Nominate them for the Outstanding Supervisor Award!

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm, Last Updated: September 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

The Outstanding Supervisor Award, sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate, seeks to recognize supervisors who routinely go above and beyond to provide unparalleled leadership, mentorship, and support within their departments or offices. Outstanding supervisors model and promote a positive work-life balance and strive to serve not only their departments or offices but also their personnel. […]