May 2020

May General Meeting with David Farris

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 10:08 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2020 at 11:31 am

David Farris, executive director, Safety and Emergency Management, joined the Staff Senate on May 13 for an hour long session to address some of the safety concerns from staff as we navigate these uncertain times. Thank you to Mr. Farris for providing some answers and updates, and to those who were able to attend virtually […]

Master Plan Engagement Session for Staff

Posted: May 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm, Last Updated: May 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm

A discussion of the university’s new master plan will be held virtually on May 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. During this session DumontJanks, our master plan consultant, will give a brief presentation about the master planning process and invite members of Mason’s staff to provide initial thoughts on the priorities and activities the […]

MAP May Virtual Happy Hour

Posted: May 11, 2020 at 10:13 pm, Last Updated: May 14, 2020 at 12:36 pm

The Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) group will host a Webex Happy Hour on May 19 at 4:00 p.m.  This will be a casual opportunity to say hello to your fellow MAP members. / Meeting number (access code): 614 279 916 / Password: HOUR +1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C)     

GMU Toastmasters Zooming

Posted: May 11, 2020 at 10:04 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Once Mason closed buildings to the general public and mandated telework for all faculty and staff, GMU Toastmasters moved to Zoom!  Following guidance from Toastmasters International, we were able to move our weekly meetings to an online format with our first “test” meeting held on March 25. Even in this situation, we can still achieve […]

Updates from Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: May 7, 2020 at 11:02 am, Last Updated: May 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Resources for Those Without Mason Benefits In response to COVID-19, we created a resource list for those who do not have Mason benefits, access to the Employee Assistance Program, and/or for those who are experiencing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  On this page, you can find medical providers, mental health assistance, food […]

Updates from Parking and Transportation

Posted: May 7, 2020 at 10:46 am, Last Updated: May 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Reminder: DMV2Go Not Visiting the Fairfax Campus In keeping with the University protocols regarding COVID-19, Parking and Transportation has requested that DMV2Go visits to the Fairfax Campus be canceled until further notice.  Please see the Department of Motor Vehicle website for information about their COVID-19 response.     Metro Orange Line Platform Work Expanded Washington Metropolitan Area […]

Prospective Staff Senator Information Session

Posted: May 3, 2020 at 5:57 pm, Last Updated: May 11, 2020 at 1:31 pm

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 […]

Meet Christina Frasson, Staff Senator and Videoconference Technology Specialist

Posted: April 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm, Last Updated: May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

My role on campus: I work for Enterprise Collaboration as the Videoconference Technology Specialist. In my role I have either managed or been involved in the deployment of our web conferencing and collaboration tools. Once deployed I help manage the administration and work to provide training materials and assistance. I also manage our videoconference spaces […]

University Libraries Updates

Posted: April 28, 2020 at 9:48 am, Last Updated: May 14, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Below are some helpful links from University Libraries: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Library Services, Resources + FAQ Ask a Librarian  

June General Meeting Announcement

Posted: April 28, 2020 at 8:48 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2020 at 11:33 am

The June Staff Senate meeting will feature Carol Kissal, senior vice president, Administration and Finance, as guest speaker.  Senior Vice President Kissal will discuss the university budget amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. General Meeting will follow from 11:00 a.m. to noon / event number: 612 […]