Human Resources and Payroll



Posted January 17, 2019

Your 2018 W-2 is Online

Your 2018 W-2 is available online! Retrieving your electronic copy is easy and immediate. If you have never accessed your electronic W-2, please access it before January 27, 2019.

How to Access Your Electronic W-2:

  • Log in to
  • Click “Employee Services”
  • Choose “Tax Forms”
  • Choose “W-2 Year End Earnings Statement”
  • If you want to consent to receive electronically, read the W-2 electronic statement then click "Submit”
  • Select the tax year “2018” from the drop-down menu
  • Click "Display"
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose "Printable W-2"
  • Re-enter your password to allow the display of your unmasked Social Security Number on the printable W-2
  • Your electronic W-2 will be automatically converted into the IRS approved format
  • Use the regular print function on your Internet browser to print as many copies as you need

    If You Do Not Access Your Electronic W-2:

  • Ensure your permanent mailing address is accurate in Patriot Web
  • We will mail your paper W-2 form no later than January 31, 2019

    More Information:

  • For information on how to interpret your W-2, reference "Your George Mason University W-2 demystified"
  • For frequently asked questions, please reference the W-2 FAQs
  • If you have any questions, please contact the W-2 Hotline at 703-993-2311 or at
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    Posted December 18, 2018

    End-of-Year Newsletter

    To wrap up this year and to plan for 2019, we hope you will take a moment to explore all the helpful resources in our end-of-year newsletter.

    Look closely, because in this end-of-year newsletter you may find two hidden mittens that could lead you to win one of three Mason prize packs including a Mason fleece blanket, Mason t-shirts, and Mason swag!


    Posted December 18, 2018

    FLEX Holiday Reminder

    If it applies to you, don’t forget to use your flex holidays!

    Senior leadership provided 16 hours of flex holiday leave in 2018 for benefited faculty and staff hired before February 1, 2018. With supervisor approval, qualifying benefited faculty and staff can use these flex holiday hours anytime during the 2018 calendar year. Part-time faculty and staff were given leave proportionately.

    Be sure to use your flex holiday hours! They expire at the end of the 2018 calendar year and are not eligible for payout. Enter the number of flex holiday hours used on your timesheet under "Special Flex Holiday."


    Posted December 3, 2018

    Extra Support for Your Extra-Busy Season

    As the end of the year gets closer, you might be facing a seemingly endless to-do list. And when you’ve got work, family, and everything in between competing for your time during the busy holiday season, life can feel a bit overwhelming. 

    Call on Bright Horizons®.

    Take advantage of your helpful benefits, including:

  • Support for your whole family, such as sitters and housekeeping help, to assist with your ongoing responsibilities — over winter break, when school starts up again, and more 
  • Tools and resources that offer family support — all winter long
  • Assistance that will help you focus on your ongoing responsibilities and relieve seasonal stress

    Get Started! Visit

    Questions? Call: 877-242-2737





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    Your 2018 W-2 is available online on Patriot Web.

    Instructions on how to access your W-2 are available to the left.

    Faculty Paid Parental Leave Policy

    For details about the policy, please reference the complete announcement. To view the full policy, visit the university policy website.