July 2020

Staff Senate Election

Posted: July 9, 2020 at 10:15 am, Last Updated: August 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Voting in the Staff Senate Election will begin July 13, 2020 and end on July 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. Ballots will be distributed to constituents’ email inboxes. Each ballot can be completed only once. Click here for more details.        

July Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: July 9, 2020 at 9:31 am, Last Updated: August 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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

Meet Shams Bahabib, Office Manager and Staff Senator

Posted: July 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2020 at 9:45 am

Role: I work in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science as the Office Manager. The center is part of the Economics Department, which falls under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In my role, I provide administrative support to the faculty and graduate research assistants, coordinate events, manage the center’s budget, and maintain activities […]

Message from the Chair: July 2020

Posted: July 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2020 at 10:03 am

Some people are proud of the fact that they can multitask. I’ve heard others criticize the concept, saying that you can never really focus on something if you are multitasking. Yet here I am, typing this message while my left foot operates my baby’s bouncy seat. We’re all finding creative ways to get our jobs […]

Child Development Center Q&A

Posted: July 6, 2020 at 11:10 am, Last Updated: August 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm

During the Staff Senate’s recent Human Resources and Finance Panel, a question arose about the Child Development Center. We reached out to Shira Kulok, director of the Child Development Center, for assistance with the answer: Q: Can you share some context behind recent changes at the Child Development Center (CDC), including tuition rates, reduced operating […]

President Gregory Washington’s Virtual Meet-and-Greet with Staff

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm, Last Updated: September 9, 2020 at 11:51 am

Mason welcomed its new president, Dr. Gregory Washington, on July 1. On his first day as president, Dr. Washington took time to meet with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In his discussion with Mason staff, Dr. Washington said, “In the end, what makes the wheels turn, what makes the institution operate, what makes the institution […]

Human Resources and Finance Panel: Recording and Follow-up Questions

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 3:10 pm, Last Updated: August 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm

The Staff Senate hosted a Human Resources and Finance Panel on June 25. Panelists included: Deb Dickenson, vice president for Finance Lester Arnold, vice president for Human Resources and Payroll René Stewart O’Neal, vice president for Strategic Planning and Budgeting View the recording. As you can imagine, we received more questions than we had time […]

Updated Campus Maps Available 

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2020 at 11:42 am

Updated campus maps are available at maps.gmu.edu. The most recent versions of the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Campus maps have been posted. For questions, contact Philip Stamper, University Information, at pstamper@gmu.edu. 

June in Review

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm, Last Updated: July 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

In addition, each month, the Mason Staff Senate: Presents the Employee of the Month with a gift Attends Human Resources and Payroll’s New Staff Orientations to welcome new employees and introduce them to the work of the Staff Senate Recognizes the service of Mason retirees with a letter of appreciation. The Communications Committee meets monthly […]

Guidance from Parking and Transportation

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 1:55 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2020 at 9:30 am

Reminder: Complimentary Permit Option Available Until Aug. 15 For those without parking permits, there is a daily, downloadable and free option available on all three campuses through Aug. 15. For details, visit transportation.gmu.edu/archive/daily-complimentary-parking. Additionally, a reminder to faculty and staff who have payroll deducted permits: Deduction will not start again until Sept. 1. For those faculty, staff, and […]