Mason Matters: Making Mason an even better place to work

From J.J. Davis and Peter Stearns:

We are excited to launch Mason Matters, a new program designed to solicit creative ideas from faculty and staff to reduce expenses, increase revenue and improve efficiency at Mason. Do you have an idea that will:
•    Improve EFFICIENCY and help us better organize, manage and utilize our resources on a university-wide basis?
•    Lead to INNOVATION that will help us operate in a more cost efficient new way?
•    Increase REVENUE from new or existing activities?
Please visit to learn more about Mason Matters and electronically submit your idea.  The University Process and Improvement Committee (UPIC) will manage the program and review all ideas. The email address for UPIC is

Thank you for participating in Mason Matters.  We look forward to receiving your idea.


Exciting News from Parking & Transportation

Shuttle Pilot Program for Employees Traveling on I-95 – We need your help!

Good news! Mason Shuttles is starting a shuttle pilot program for employees who travel on I-95 to get to work. But we need your help to determine where to pick up passengers along the route. Please take this brief survey if you’re interested in this service:

A large portion of the I-95 freeway is under construction and traffic will only get worse. To help mitigate traffic, Fairfax County has generously offered to pay for 50% of the cost to run a shuttle for Mason employees who would normally have to drive on I-95 to get to work.

If you have any questions, please contact Marina at

Burke VRE Express Shuttle – Starts on Monday, September 23

On Monday, September 23, Mason Shuttles will start a new shuttle service between Burke VRE and the Sandy Creek bus stop. The new Burke VRE Express shuttle schedule will be posted online at  Ample free parking is available at the Burke VRE stop. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take the VRE train or drive to the Burke VRE train station and then hop onto the Burke VRE Express to get to campus!

June 2014 Uncategorized

Mason 101: Prince William Campus

Not familiar with thePrince William campus? Would you like to learn more about the campus and the services offered? Join University Information for a Mason 101 – Prince William Campus session for faculty, staff and students with a specific focus on the Prince William Campus. Attendees become familiar with the administrative structure of the university, learn information about key offices at  the Prince William campus and take a virtual tour of all campuses. The next session will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, 10:00am-11:30am in Occoquan Building, Room 110A. Registration is required at the HR learning web site, e-mail, or call Sarah Kersey at 703.993.8341.

June 2014 Uncategorized

International Association of Administrative Professionals Annual Meeting

iaap logoJune 18, 2014,11:30 am to 12:30 pm,

Mason Hall, Room D003 A&B

Administrative Professional are invited to join the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Mason Chapter. This annual meeting includes installation of new officers for 2014-2015. You do not need to be an IAAP member to attend, however, you must register by sending an email with “June Chapter Meeting” in the subject line to by Tuesday, June 17. For more information, contact Heather Aleknavage (