December 2020

December Edition of the Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: December 17, 2020 at 10:42 am

The December edition of the Staff Senate newsletter is now available. Check it out!

Words of the Wise: Worth of Well-Being from University Life Associate Deans

Posted: December 14, 2020 at 9:35 am

Have you ever struggled balancing work and well-being? Join the Zoom webinar, Words of the Wise: Worth of Well-Being from Associate Deans, on Jan. 15, 2021, from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Gain insight into resiliently managing work and life as Mason’s University Life (UL) associate deans share their struggles, successes, and the importance of prioritizing well-being […]

Join Us for Mason Holidays at Home

Posted: December 11, 2020 at 12:12 pm

George Mason University celebrates its faculty and staff for the work accomplished this year under extraordinary circumstances. Although we cannot celebrate in person with our annual holiday party, we want to spread cheer throughout the Mason community. Join the virtual celebration filled with something for everyone. Participate in what interests you the most, and you […]

November in Review

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 9:53 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2020 at 8:18 am

Recording: Staff Senate Town Hall on Spring 2021 Plans

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 9:20 pm, Last Updated: December 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

The Mason Staff Senate hosted a virtual town hall on Dec. 8 with university officials to discuss operational plans for the spring semester. A special thanks to our panelists: Carol Kissal, Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance Lester Arnold, Vice President, Human Resources and Payroll William Dracos, Associate Vice President, Business Services Dave Farris, Executive […]

Meet Lesley Irminger: Staff Senator and Events Coordinator, University Events

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 9:13 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Role: The Office of University Events oversees events on campus including commencement, groundbreakings, and the annual holiday party. I assist departments across our campuses in making their events a reality! I help them determine what their event needs are and how to achieve their goals. Sometimes this is by consulting and other times by managing […]

Recording: December General Meeting with Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force Co-Chairs

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm, Last Updated: December 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

A special thanks to Shernita Rochelle Parker, assistant vice president for Human Resources/Payroll, and Wendi Manuel-Scott, professor of history in the School of Integrative Studies, for providing updates and answering constituents’ questions related to the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force. If you missed the Dec. 2 session, you can check out the recording.

Message from the Chair – Dec. 2020

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 3:50 pm, Last Updated: December 17, 2020 at 10:44 am

Dear Mason Staff, This fall, the Staff Senate submitted a proposal to the Board of Visitors requesting that a nonvoting staff representative be added to their membership. With faculty and students already having representatives at the table, we felt this was an important way to show that staff voices are also valued in the university […]

Updates from Parking and Transportation

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Reminder: Virtual Holiday Donation Drive Would you like to help someone in need?  Parking Services has teamed up with the Staff Senate for a virtual holiday donation drive.  Through Tuesday, December 15, you can reduce the cost of an outstanding parking citation by $10 or $20 by making a donation to one of the charities […]

Announcements from Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: December 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Timesheets Are Due Early Please be aware that timesheets are due early before break: Semimonthly: For pay period ending December 24, 2020, and pay date on December 31, 2020: Submission: December 15 before noon at 11:59 a.m. Approval: December 16 before noon at 11:59 a.m. If appropriate, please record anticipated hours for December 16 through […]