May is National Bike Month! Parking and Transportation invites you to join the National Bike Challenge, run by the League of American Bicyclists and LovetoRide.net. The challenge is underway until May 31.
Registration is free. Sign up as an individual, join a Mason team, or start one of your own!
For details, visit lovetoride.net/usa. Stay tuned for the Workplace Bike Challenge coming in September!
Congratulations to our newest elected Executive Committee Members!
Jennifer Gantt, Treasurer
Jenna McGwin, Vice Chair
Brett Spencer, Parliamentarian
The newly elected members, nominated and voted in by the Senate, will work with our current executive committee members: Christopher Maier, chair; Stephanie Atkins and Lindsey Olson, co-chairs of the Education and Outreach Committee; Lisa Bair, chair of the Awards Committee; and Rebecca Stone, chair of the Events Committee.
Becoming a Mason Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and have an impact on your workplace. The Senate provides many opportunities to learn about how the university works and network with administrators and staff members outside your unit.
The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2018 dates are below:
Nominations accepted Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 22, at 5 p.m.
Elections held Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 20, at 5 p.m.
Completed forms are due on Friday, June 22, by 5 p.m. All nominations must be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
For questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, contact Christopher Maier, chair of Staff Senate. For questions about the nomination or election process, contact Brett Spencer, parliamentarian of Staff Senate.
Interested in becoming a Mason Staff Senator? Want to learn about how the university functions from a new perspective, network across departments, and contribute to the well-being of your colleagues?
The Staff Senate will hold an information session and discussion for Mason staff who are interested in learning about the nomination and election process, the work of the senate, and what senators do. During the session, you will learn about the structure of the senate, how committees work, the time commitment expected of senators, and enjoy a meet-and-greet with current representatives.
Wednesday, June 6 10:30 to 11 a.m.(during the first half hour of the June Staff Senate General Meeting)
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 720 (videoconferencing)
SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferencing)
No registration is necessary.
You are welcome to stay for the Staff Senate Business Meeting, which follows the information session.
Heartfelt congratulations to Samantha Price, scheduling manager for University Events, for being selected as the April 2018 Employee of the Month. Read more about Samantha in this Mason News article.
Do you know a superstar? Make sure they receive the deserved recognition and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee of the Month. Additional information can be found on the Human Resources and Payroll awards page.