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Posted August 14, 2017

Need some extra hands?

Talent Acquisition is happy to provide Mason Talent Temps, an alternative to recruiting wage or seasonal employees through eWork and available at a reduced cost compared to external temp agencies. Talent Acquisition manages a vetted and on boarded (yes, that means no EPAFs) pool of ready employees with skill sets ranging from reception and administrative support to financial and technology professionals.  Mason Temps can provide temporary help for a few days, or up to 40 hours per week for up to 9 months. 

Have questions? Please take a look at our Q&A

To request a Mason Talent Temp, please complete the electronic form.

Posted July 28, 2017

Reward and Recognition Enhancements

In response to feedback from surveys and focus groups, Reward & Recognition is making some exciting changes to help enhance the recognition culture in schools and units.  You will see enhancements in the following areas:

There are now four tiers of impact awards – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  The tiers are based on project size and length and provide guidance and structure for departments looking to award their high performing faculty and staff. 

 

The survey and focus groups said that Mason’s faculty and staff want recognition that’s free, fast, and easy, and we’ve got it for you in the form of eCards. Recognize a colleague or team member on their birthday, to say thank you, extend congratualtions, and more!

We’re empowering units to recognize their own teams for cross-functional and cross-departmental collaboration by showing us your Team Spirit

If you have any questions about any of the Reward and Recognition enhancements, please contact Beth Baroody at 3-2739 or bbaroody@gmu.edu.  

 

Posted June 23, 2017

Social Well-Being: Mason Kids Club

Wondering what to do with your school-age child between the ages of 6-11 once camp ends and school hasn’t started? Sign up for Mason Kids Club, managed by the George Mason University Child Development Center, from August 14-August 25. Two one-week sessions will be offered with fun, hands-on activities and engaging campus field trips. For details and registration, please visit www.regonline.com/masonkidsclubsummer2017.  If you have any questions, please call the Child Development Center at 703.993.5960.

 

 

 

Posted June 21, 2017

Non-Exempt Employees Can Choose Leave or Pay for Their Overtime Hours

Effective August 1 , non-exempt employees (i.e. overtime eligible for all hours over 40 worked in a week) can initiate or change their election regarding how their overtime is to be handled by the Payroll Department. All non-exempt employees have the option of being paid for their overtime (which is the default) or to accumulate their overtime as leave.

If a non-exempt employee has made an election in the past and does not want to change their election, they do not have to do anything. If they want to continue to receive pay for any overtime earned, they also do not have to complete a form.  However, if the non-exempt employee would like to change their election from receiving pay to receiving leave or receiving leave to receiving pay, they need to complete an Overtime Leave Agreement Form and submit it to the Payroll Department no later than Friday, September 8.

Unfortunately this deadline is firm and we cannot accept forms after that date.

Please remember that an election commits the employee to their choice for one year until the next open enrollment period. This means that if the non-exempt employee elects leave accumulation he or she will receive leave and not pay for any overtime worked during the next academic year.

Please contact Catalina Wheat at 3.2751 if you have any questions.

Posted November 1, 2016

IRS Limits for 2017

The IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) affecting the dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2017 tax year. There is no change from 2016. Participants under age 50 can contribute up to $18,000 in the Supplemental Retirement Plan (403(b)) program and the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) (457). Participants age 50 and over can contribute $24,000 in each plan. If you wish to change your 403(b) contribution, please complete a 403(b) salary reduction agreement and return to Benefits at MS 3C3. If you wish to change your 457 contribution, please call ICMA-RC at 1-VRS-DC-PLAN1 (1-877-327-5261), or log into your account at http://www.varetirement.org/dcp.html.

 

 

 

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