Staff Senate - George Mason University

Staff Senate - George Mason University We are the voice of classified and non-student wage employees at George Mason University.

Staff Senate represents all classified and non-student wage staff at George Mason University. We encourage participation through feedback, and attendance at general meetings, educational forums, and other sponsored events. Our positive and collaborative working relationships with the administration, Faculty Senate, and Student Government help the Senate to find common areas of concern and make the case for change that will benefit the staff at Mason, as well as the entire campus community. Through our work together, we can all continue to make Mason a great place to work! If you would like to join the Staff Senate listserve or have any questions or concerns for the Senate, please send us an email.

Did you know? The university generates income from white paper recycling. Only clean, white printer/copier paper should ...
04/24/2019

Did you know? The university generates income from white paper recycling. Only clean, white printer/copier paper should be placed into bins marked "White Paper Only." If any non-white paper is mixed into these bins, the entire container is downgraded. The same rule applies for bags of shredded paper. Any non-white paper should be placed in the bins marked for "Mixed Paper" or single stream.

To find out more about recycling at Mason, and a list of everything you can recycle, visit the Recycling and Waste Management website, https://green.gmu.edu/campus-sustainability/waste-minimization-and-recycling/!

Make the most of your benefits and plan for important aspects of your life by attending The Benefits Fair, happening now...
04/17/2019

Make the most of your benefits and plan for important aspects of your life by attending The Benefits Fair, happening now in the Johnson Center Bistro!

📍 Johnson Center Bistro
🗓 April 17
🕙 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The Benefits Fair is happening now until 2 pm!

Stop by to make the most of your benefits and speak with with Mason’s financial and health vendors.

Happy National Pet Day 2019! Thank you to our Mason staff for sharing photos and adoptions stories of their furry and fe...
04/11/2019

Happy National Pet Day 2019! Thank you to our Mason staff for sharing photos and adoptions stories of their furry and feathered best friends with our Mason community!

For some, Mason “family” takes on a literal meaning!  Happy National Siblings Day to Christina Frasson and Brittany ...
04/10/2019

For some, Mason “family” takes on a literal meaning! Happy National Siblings Day to Christina Frasson and Brittany Sanders who started at Mason as undergraduate students! Christina is a Mason Staff Senator and Videoconference Technology Specialist-Enterprise Collaboration in Information Technology Services. Christina has worked at Mason for 10 years. Her sister, Brittany, has been with Mason for five years and is the Graduate Programs Coordinator for the Communication Department. Do we have any other siblings who work at Mason?!? Post your stories in the comments to celebrate your Mason and sibling pride!

For Joanne, the most rewarding and surprising experience from her time on Staff Senate has been learning about all the d...
04/09/2019
Senator Highlight: Joanne Zimmerman | Mason Staff Senate | George Mason University

For Joanne, the most rewarding and surprising experience from her time on Staff Senate has been learning about all the different jobs on campus. "We can get so isolated in our day-to-day jobs. It has been fascinating to learn about all the different things that we do to keep Mason running!" Learn more about Joanne, who currently serves as a Mason Staff Senator and on the Staff Senate Events Committee!

https://staffsenate.gmu.edu/senator-highlight-joanne-zimmerman/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=gmu-staff+senate&utm_campaign=newsletter

Before coming to Mason, I worked as an admin for a company that did court filing and process serving for lawyers in California. I originally came to Mason to study sociology.

Tonight is the night! Go Hoos! 🏀
04/08/2019

Tonight is the night! Go Hoos! 🏀

The Mason Nation knows that the University of Virginia Cavaliers will rock it in tonight's NCAA National Championship game! 🏀 V for Virginia, and V for Victory!

Today is giving day!  Drop-in to one of the Faculty & Staff events taking place at the Mason Club today!Coffee with Coll...
04/04/2019

Today is giving day! Drop-in to one of the Faculty & Staff events taking place at the Mason Club today!

Coffee with Colleagues: Starbucks coffee, a Sugar Shack donuts wall, and DIY Greek yogurt and oatmeal parfaits will be available from 9am-11am.

Sundaes and Smoothies: You'll build your own ice cream sundae or take a fruit smoothie to go from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Register and give here: https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior-1col.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=4175&cid=10486&ecid=10486&crid=0&calpgid=465&calcid=1463

Today is Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Patriot Tech!  Ashley Ludwig, Patriot Tech Store Manager, recently stopped ...
04/04/2019

Today is Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Patriot Tech! Ashley Ludwig, Patriot Tech Store Manager, recently stopped by our Staff Senate meeting to discuss departmental purchases at Patriot Tech! See her presentation here if you missed it: www.vimeo.com/321804687!

Drop pictures of your your furry, feathered, or otherwise friends below 👇 to be included in our National Pet Day phot...
04/03/2019

Drop pictures of your your furry, feathered, or otherwise friends below 👇 to be included in our National Pet Day photo collection! 🦜🐴🐱🐰🐺🐢🐍🦎 Include your pet's name, age, and breed (if applicable)! Feel free to also briefly share their adoption stories. Bonus points are awarded if your pet is showing off their Mason spirit! 💛💚🐾

If you haven't had a chance to read our March newsletter, check it out! staffsenate.gmu.edu/?email_id=78&user_id=7&urlpa...
03/25/2019
Mason Staff Senate | George Mason University

If you haven't had a chance to read our March newsletter, check it out!
staffsenate.gmu.edu/?email_id=78&user_id=7&urlpassed=W3ZpZXdfaW5fYnJvd3Nlcl9saW5rXQ&controller=stats&action=analyse&wysija-page=1&wysijap=subscriptions

The Staff Senate represents all classified and non-student wage employees at George Mason University. Working closely with University administration, we address concerns that have an impact on the quality of work-life for the Mason community. The work of the Senate is accomplished through open and c...

03/14/2019
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Go Green! 💚 Go Gold! 💛 The game is streaming live on NBC Sports (tv provider credentials required)

Get ready, Mason Nation! Our 5-seed George Mason Men's Basketball team takes on 12-seed George Washington at 2:30PM today!

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03/14/2019

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03/14/2019
Staff Senate General Meeting 03-06-2019 1st speaker

Miss our March General Meeting? View the recording here of Shernita Rochelle Parker, acting vice president, HR/ Payroll and Faculty/Staff Life, presenting the results of last year’s Quality of Work Life (QWL) survey.

https://vimeo.com/321804645

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George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll
03/11/2019

George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll

Have you ever wanted to try teleworking? Now’s the time! Over the university’s spring break from March 11-15, 2019, Mason is celebrating Telework Week.

If you want to participate, fill out a Flexible Work Agreement and submit it to your supervisor for approval: https://bit.ly/2HsG1Ym

For more details, including how to fill out the form, visit http://hr.gmu.edu/

03/05/2019
George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll

Congratulations to Lisa Joyner for being selected as the March Employee of the Month!

Lisa Joyner is Mason’s March Employee of the Month. Congratulations to Lisa and The College of Health and Human Services.

The George Mason Men's Basketball team will play its final home game of the season on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. at...
03/04/2019

The George Mason Men's Basketball team will play its final home game of the season on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. at EagleBank Arena. Mason Faculty/Staff & Retirees receive 50% off tickets with their ID at the EagleBank Arena Box Office. Visit tickets.gomason.com for more information.

02/21/2019

SciTech, get ready to warm-up today with some Zumba and Chair Yoga!
There will be 🍩 and ☕️ too!
1-2:30pm: Freedom Center

Staff Senate - George Mason University
02/19/2019

Staff Senate - George Mason University

Thank you for your submissions! The Staff Senate is excited to share this year's Pint-Sized Patriots in celebration of Homecoming! The photo that receives the most LIKES by Friday, March 8 will be featured in our March Staff Senate Newsletter!

02/19/2019

Arlington, warm-up today with ☕️ and 🍩 in the Founders Hall Multipurpose Room from 1pm-2:30pm!

Thank you for your submissions!  The Staff Senate is excited to share this year's Pint-Sized Patriots in celebration of ...
02/18/2019

Thank you for your submissions! The Staff Senate is excited to share this year's Pint-Sized Patriots in celebration of Homecoming! The photo that receives the most LIKES by Friday, March 8 will be featured in our March Staff Senate Newsletter!

Thank you for the many submissions we have received so far! We are excited to share all of the Pint-Sized Patriots next ...
02/15/2019

Thank you for the many submissions we have received so far! We are excited to share all of the Pint-Sized Patriots next week! There is still time to submit your photos. Please email [email protected] by the end of the day or post in the comments!

Hi George Mason Staff! My name is Liam Andrew Dillon, and I will be doing a social media take-over for Staff Senate for ...
02/07/2019

Hi George Mason Staff! My name is Liam Andrew Dillon, and I will be doing a social media take-over for Staff Senate for the month of February!

A little bit about myself; I work with the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University in the Ticket Office and with the marketing team, I am originally from the area and went to Robinson Secondary School, and I am obsessed with the arts, volleyball, flamingos, and learning something new everyday!

More to come about all the fun things happenings at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center, and George Mason University Student Involvement with Homecoming!

Do you have a Pint-Sized Patriot in your family who supports the green and gold?  The Mason Staff Senate is accepting ph...
02/04/2019

Do you have a Pint-Sized Patriot in your family who supports the green and gold? The Mason Staff Senate is accepting photos of your future Patriots (ages birth to 18) who are sporting Mason gear and proud to be a part of the Mason Nation! Drop your photos in the comments below 👇🏻 or email them to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on the Staff Senate page! Final day to submit your photos is February 15! Check back here Homecoming Week as we celebrate our future Patriots! The photo in Our Pint-Sized Patriot album that receives the most "likes" will be featured in our Staff Senate March Newsletter.

01/30/2019
Mason Dining

Get a coffee and stay warm ☕

🚨Attention, Mason Patriots 🚨

Due to tomorrow’s delayed opening, dining locations will open as follows:

Southside/Ike’s/Globe - 10:30am

Starbucks Northern Neck, Dunkin’, Einstein’s Merten and the Starship Fleet - 10am

All other locations will open at 11am

Robinson: Don't we all have memories of this building? We would love to hear yours in the comments below. Who knows? You...
01/29/2019

Robinson: Don't we all have memories of this building? We would love to hear yours in the comments below.

Who knows? You may be in our next newsletter!😉

01/29/2019

Mason will close today, January 29th at 3:00pm due to inclement weather. Check your email for additional information.

Do you want to support a good cause and enjoy Panda Express? Show this flyer at the register tomorrow and 20% of your sa...
01/27/2019

Do you want to support a good cause and enjoy Panda Express? Show this flyer at the register tomorrow and 20% of your sale will benefit Best Buddies GMU. See you there!

Hi everyone! We're having a fundraiser tomorrow (Monday 1/28) at Panda Express! Come anytime between 11am and 9pm for an awesome meal, and 20% of the proceeds will go towards Best Buddies. Make sure you show the cashier this flyer on your phone, or grab a paper one we'll be handing outside Merten Hall:)

I think any staff member could use a little yoga after the first week of the semester! Consider this event!
01/26/2019

I think any staff member could use a little yoga after the first week of the semester! Consider this event!

Come to cheer on George Mason Women's Basketball, stay for the free yoga 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ #GetPatriotic

Robots Delivering Pizza, Doughnuts and Coffee at GMU
01/23/2019
Robots Delivering Pizza, Doughnuts and Coffee at GMU

Robots Delivering Pizza, Doughnuts and Coffee at GMU

A fleet of high-tech robots is now deployed at George Mason University to serve the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students who summon them.

Thank you to our staff and faculty who generously donated to our Holiday Toy and Food Drive.  We are happy to report tha...
01/23/2019

Thank you to our staff and faculty who generously donated to our Holiday Toy and Food Drive. We are happy to report that nearly $3000 of toy donations were collected for Inova Children's Hospital and 704.3 pounds of food was collected for the Patriot Pantry!

Join the Mason Enterprise Center tomorrow! The Guest Speaker will be Chianti Lomax, a Certified Personal and Executive C...
01/23/2019

Join the Mason Enterprise Center tomorrow! The Guest Speaker will be Chianti Lomax, a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Leadership Development Trainer, and Founder of WellDistrict, LLC.

Location: Mason Enterprise Center | 4031 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

General Public Attendees: $40
George Mason Students, Faculty & Staff: $20 (will need @gmu.edu email address) - code: Mason

Registration is limited to 30 participants
Catering will be provided by a Local Gourmet Caterer

Part of my 'takeover' on this page was to reflect what my life is like as an advisor. Honestly, it can be difficult at t...
01/21/2019

Part of my 'takeover' on this page was to reflect what my life is like as an advisor. Honestly, it can be difficult at times. I have almost 2,000 students that I assist with one other advisor for the Computer Science department. We have to break bad news more often than not but we also have the opportunity to make the moment right and change lives. We can guide students through their university journey by providing resources and encouraging their dream careers.

Surely, it is not all work and no play. On Saturday night, the Social Committee of the Mason Academic Advisor network hosted an event for advisors to have Mexican food and bowl in Centreville with the goal of bringing everyone together in a less formal environment. There are over 300 advisors at George Mason and we hope to unify as 'one Mason' despite being decentralized advising offices. I love being an advisor and even more, I love being a staff member at George Mason University.

Follow the Mason Academic Advisor Network today!

Safe travels this morning, Patriots! Check out the scenery from Volgenau❄
01/18/2019

Safe travels this morning, Patriots! Check out the scenery from Volgenau❄

Are you thinking about a good bowl of soup or a hot coffee in this cold weather? Panera is open! Starbucks too! Check ou...
01/17/2019

Are you thinking about a good bowl of soup or a hot coffee in this cold weather? Panera is open! Starbucks too! Check out Mason Dining's hours this week.

It's the last week of winter break! Check out our hours of operation if you'll be on campus ⬇️

Good Morning Mason! 🌞 Stay safe for your morning commute!
01/15/2019

Good Morning Mason! 🌞 Stay safe for your morning commute!

From Mason Alert: George Mason University is closed Monday, January 14th, due to inclement weather. See email for more i...
01/14/2019
Mason Alert Emergency Notification System | MASON READY | George Mason University

From Mason Alert: George Mason University is closed Monday, January 14th, due to inclement weather. See email for more information.

Mason Alert is an incredible free resource all staff should look into. Learn more here: https://ready.gmu.edu/masonalert/

Mason Alert is George Mason University’s emergency notification system that is used to send emergency notifications and timely warnings to the university community via text, email, telephone call, and digital signage.

01/13/2019

Stay warm and enjoy the snow today, Patriots!❄

Happy Saturday, George Mason Staff! My name is Lauren Reyna and I am an Academic Advisor for the Department of Computer ...
01/12/2019

Happy Saturday, George Mason Staff! My name is Lauren Reyna and I am an Academic Advisor for the Department of Computer Science in the Volgenau School of Engineering. I began serving as a Staff Senator in August 2018, making me one of the newest Staff Senators. My goal as a Senator is to bring awareness to staff as a pertinent medium between students and faculty through positive change, participation in senate facilitated events, and overall transparency.

I have taken over the Staff Senate Facebook for the month of January to give insight into the role of an Academic Advisor at Mason but also to remind readers that I am always here if you have anything to share about how I can help improve your Mason experience. Please invite your fellow Mason friends to join the page. Go Patriots!

Faculty/Staff 50% off reminder: George Mason University men's basketball team (8-7, 2-0 A-10) will look to continue its ...
01/09/2019

Faculty/Staff 50% off reminder: George Mason University men's basketball team (8-7, 2-0 A-10) will look to continue its strong start to league play Wednesday when the Patriots host conference contender Davidson (10-4, 1-0) inside EagleBank Arena. Mason Faculty/Staff receive 50% off single-game tickets to all weeknight games (Mon.-Fri.). Show your Mason ID at EagleBank Arena Box Office (West Entrance). You can purchase up to six tickets per ID.

01/06/2019

Enjoy your last day of break, GMU Staff! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

We Are Mason! Spirit Fridays
01/01/2019

We Are Mason! Spirit Fridays

Happy New Year Patriots! 🍾🎉😄May 2019 be your best year yet! #WeAreMason

George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll
12/10/2018

George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll

The Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony is right around the corner!

🗓️ December 13
⌚ 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
📍 Dewberry Hall

Please join us on Thursday to honor your Mason colleagues for their exceptional contributions to Mason. #MasonRecogNation

12/05/2018

Morning Mason Nation!

Don't forget, our December Staff Senate meeting starts at 10:30am this morning over in Merten 1201. If you aren't able to make it to the venue for the meeting, there are several remote options available for you to join us, and we'd love to have you there!!

Here's the list:

Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced)
SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferenced)
Front Royal: Academic, Room 219 (videoconferenced)
Webex: gmu.webex.com / Meeting Number (access code): 648 314 965 / Meeting password: 2ktMam99

If you have any difficulties accessing the meeting from your remote location, or would like to have questions brought up during the session, please feel free to message us and we'll get you engaged in the action!

#staffsenate #letsdothis

We're bundling up and bracing ourselves in preparation for a great conversation regarding inclement weather policies and...
12/04/2018
Inclement Weather/Emergency Closure | University Policy | George Mason University

We're bundling up and bracing ourselves in preparation for a great conversation regarding inclement weather policies and procedures with Dave Farris, Executive Director of Safety and Emergency Management, at tomorrow's Staff Senate Meeting. While we're anxiously awaiting the 10:30am start, here are some great campus resources that will provide information on what to do if/when the university closes due to winter weather:

University Policy -https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/inclement-weatheremergency-closure/

Risk Management Safety Tips - https://risk.gmu.edu/advisories/inclement-weather/

Parking & Transportation Information - https://transportation.gmu.edu/policies/inclement-weather/

University Events Information - https://events.gmu.edu/inclement-weather-policy/

Student Centers Guidelines - https://studentcenters.gmu.edu/inclement-weather-guidelines/

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, visitors, guests, tenant organizations and contractors at all George Mason University owned and leased locations. Tenant organizations and jointly operated ventures held at George Mason University facilities will make independent decis...

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