March 2017

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Financial Well-Being – Take Action During America Saves Week: February 27–March 4

America Saves Week (ASW) is a fantastic opportunity for faculty and staff to sample some of the terrific financial education that is available through Mason. TIAA and Fidelity Investments are offering webinars on a range of financial topics during ASW (you don’t have to be a member in either to participate). And, America Saves Week planners are offering a chance to win $1,000 in their #ImSavingFor contest.  Head to Mason’s Financial Well-Being portal and scroll to Special Programs for details.

Additionally, take advantage of on-site individual retirement counseling. TIAA, Fidelity, and ICMA-RC are on campus regularly. For the schedule, visit the portal or find the information directly on Human Resources and Payroll’s individual retirement counseling page.

Contact Life/Work Connections at with any questions.

Social Well-Being: Mason Kids Club

Mason Kids Club will be available for elementary school age children in Merten Hall on multiple dates throughout the academic year. Similar to our Spring Break camp and Bridge camp programs, the Kids Club will be filled with fun activities for your child to enjoy!

Join any time. Upcoming Kids Club dates include:

  • Friday, March 24 (Fairfax County Teacher Work Day)
  • April 10-14 (Spring Break)
  • April 17 (Fairfax County Student Holiday)

The Kids Club runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Kids bring their own lunch. For more information, check out the Kids Club flyer or contact Tina Morris at or 703-993-5807. To register, visit

Aging in Place: Do Not Blame the House

Join Patrice Winter of the College of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. as she addresses easy-to-do modifications and more complex suggestions for better aging in place. Patrice will also address how to work with changes in sight, balance, and physical abilities that may come with aging, and how you can make your house work for you. Sponsored by the Retired Faculty Association. To register, visit

Tax Season Underway: Watch Out for Scams

With tax season underway, beware of those who are looking to scam or phish. The IRS has released information about an ongoing W-2 scam (click here for additional information). Use caution when conducting tax transactions online.

For additional resources, visit the IRS website. Contact Mason’s Life/Work Connections team for additional resources or questions.