October 2017

From Our Friends in HR


DMV2Go on the Fairfax Campus
Take care of your Department of Motor Vehicle business at a convenient Mason location!  DMV2Go will be on the Fairfax Campus on Tuesday, October 10 from 9am-4pm in the Merten Hall Parking Lot.  The remainder of the 2017 schedule is available at; find information on DMV2Go services at

Financial Well-Being Seminar: Lifetime Income and TIAA
Please join us on October 17 as Benny Goodman, Vice President and Senior Actuary at TIAA, provides an overview of annuities and guaranteed lifetime income. Benny will discuss life expectancy and illustrate the difference between selecting a lifetime income option from an annuity versus taking systematic withdrawals. You’ll learn more about the features of the TIAA Traditional Annuity—and how selecting lifetime income from TIAA Traditional can help cover basic living expenses without the risk of outliving your income. You do not have to be a TIAA member to participate.

To register for this session, please visit for a special registration link or visit directly.

2017 Performance Evaluations
Friendly reminder that the 2017 Performance Evaluations are due on October 24th.  Although we just completed evaluations for some newly hired faculty and staff to be eligible for the recent VA State Increase, those were for the 2016 evaluation cycle. For more information, please review the 2017 Performance Evaluation Memo on our website. Any additional questions can be sent to

Dulles Regional Chamber: Young Professionals Event
On October 13th, the Young Professionals of Dulles Regional Chamber has put together a networking event for young professionals. This is a professional development event that will focus on how to make the most of business gatherings by developing their networking skills. The facilitator is Tammy Bjelland, chair of the YP Professional Development Subcommittee, TEDx speaker, ATD-certified Master Trainer, and founder and President of Learning in Bloom. Date: October 13th, 2017 Time: 8:00 am – 9:15 am Click here to register