May 2020

Updates from Human Resources and Payroll

Resources for Those Without Mason Benefits

In response to COVID-19, we created a resource list for those who do not have Mason benefits, access to the Employee Assistance Program, and/or for those who are experiencing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

On this page, you can find medical providers, mental health assistance, food banks, domestic and sexual violence resources, and financial assistance in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William counties where Mason’s three campuses are located. 

If you need further assistance, please email 


Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Are you enrolled in a degree or graduate certificate program at Mason?  If so, apply for the competitive $250 book scholarship. Open to faculty and staff. 

The application deadline is June 14. For details and to apply, please visit the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship web page. 

If you have questions, please email 


Virtual Professional Development in MasonLEAPS

MasonLEAPS connects faculty and staff with LinkedIn Learning’s library of thousands of professional development opportunities. Offering virtual workshops and curated learning paths and playlists on a variety of subjects, this is a great resource for learning a new technical tool, deepening leadership competencies, communication and customer service skills, or digging deeper into other areas of interest. 

Members of the organizational development and learning team are available to help supervisors set goals and identify training opportunities for their teams or individual team members. Reach out to us at to get started. 

We’re working on tools to help Mason’s faculty and staff easily find virtual professional development offerings. We’ll be sharing opportunities via our Instant HR messages, as well as on our website and in MasonLEAPS, in the coming weeks. The toolkits available on offer several suggestions for working effectively in a remote environment, and we have job aids available to help navigate LEAPS and build your professional development library.