October 2014

From our Friends in Human Resources & Payroll

2013 Happy Heart Walk
Photo by Will Martinez/ Creative Services/ George Mason University
Winter Wellness Day: Flu Shot Registration Now Open

Winter Wellness Day, an all-campus wellness event with flu shots and financial information, will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William.

Flu shots are part of your wellness benefit through COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA HealthAware, and Kaiser Permanente. There are multiple ways to get a flu shot this season, including at on-campus clinics. For details about the on-campus clinics and how to make your appointment, please visit Flu Shot Information 2014.

If you have any questions, please call the work/life team at 3.2604.

Bicycle Commuter Choice Available for Part-Time Faculty and Staff

Parking and Transportation is excited to announce that part-time employees are now eligible to receive the Bicycle Commuter Choice benefit, a transportation fringe benefit provided by the University. All part-time employees who bike to work at least two times per week are eligible to receive a $20 voucher per month. All participants (part-time and full-time) are also eligible for two daily complimentary parking passes per month.

To find out more and to sign up, please visit

October is National Work and Family Month: Family Weekend 10/17-10/19

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate National Work and Family Month by participating in George Mason’s Family Weekend, October 17-19.  Registration and a complete schedule of events are located at  Please note, registration closes on Sunday, October 5 at midnight. We hope faculty and staff will consider participating in this long-standing Mason tradition!

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Cicchetti at