August 2018

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Well-Being Seminar

As part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Human Resources and Payroll is offering a Well-Being Series focused on mental health topics. The August session will discuss Alcohol and Substance Abuse:

Thursday, August 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Fairfax Campus, Merten Hall, Room 1202

This seminar will address:

  • The basics of alcohol and substance abuse
  • How to identify if someone has a problem
  • The difference between substance abuse and dependence
  • How drugs affect the body
  • The basic family and social problems that arise from substance abuse and how to get help

Register online.

For questions, contact or 703-993-2600.

Call for Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Awards

It’s time to nominate a faculty or staff member for the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards! If you want to nominate someone, these guidelines can help you prepare a nomination.

The nomination deadline is September 28, and the ceremony will be held on November 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall.

Questions? Contact Beth Baroody at 703-993-2739 or

Mason Flare

Great Job! Thank You! Bravo! Mason Flare helps you say all of this and more to your colleagues. Even student employees can receive Mason flare. There are a variety of items available!

Submit your request for Mason Flare via the Reward and Recognition website.

Contact Reward and Recognition at with questions.

Holy Guacamole! You’re the Best! Award

Chipotle gift cards are now available through Reward and Recognition. When you want to show your appreciation to a Mason colleague by saying “Holy Guacamole! You’re the Best,” request a Chipotle gift card!

Visit the Reward and Recognition website to submit a request.

Questions? Contact Reward and Recognition at