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Posted January 27, 2015

Inclement Weather and DMV2Go

Due to inclement weather conditions, DMV2Go, scheduled to be on the Fairfax campus today, will open at 10:30 am. 

Posted January 13, 2015

W-2s are Available Online: Download Yours Now!

Your 2014 W-2s are available on line. Retrieving your electronic copy is easy and immediate. Simply log in to, select "Employee Services," then "Tax Forms," and "W2 Year End Earnings Statement." By electing to access your W-2 form electronically, a Mason generated paper W-2 will not be mailed to you. Going electronic puts time on your side; download yours today.

Please contact the W-2 Hotline at 703-993-2311 or should you have questions.

For those who do not download an electronic copy, paper W-2 forms will be mailed no later than Monday, February 2, 2015. Please remember: You must ensure that your Permanent Mailing Address is accurate in Patriot Web Self Service.

Posted January 5, 2015

Online Direct Deposit Now Available

As of January 5, 2015, direct deposit is once again available online. New faculty and staff can sign up for direct deposit and current faculty and staff can make any changes to their direct deposit via PatriotWeb by logging in and selecting:

• Employee Services
• Pay Information
• Direct Deposit Allocation

If you have any questions regarding your direct deposit, please call the HR & Payroll Customer Service Center at 703.993.2600 or via email at

Posted December 12, 2014

End-of-Year Newsletter Available

The End-of-Year Newsletter went out today and features information about your benefits and pay as well as policy reminders, resources, and some fun things too. 

There are also some potential action items for you including updating your personal information (if needed), checking your beneficiaries, reviewing your savings plans and retirement plans no matter your age, and more. Please take a few minutes and take a look. 

Best wishes for the season and a joyous 2015 to all!

Posted November 19, 2014

Retirement Tax Savings Limits for 2015

The IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) affecting the dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2015 tax year. 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) (an increase of $500 from 2014). Participants age 50 and over can contribute $24,000 in each plan (an increase of $1,000 from 2014). 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 .


Posted October 16, 2014

Do You Have Your Financial Fitness Wrapped Up?

Join HR & Payroll, our financial partners, and others with expertise to share as we explore many different aspects of financial well-being including saving, investing, budgeting, retirement, individual planning, and more. Visit Financial Well-Being resources to register for on-site and videoconferenced classes. There are also on-line webinars and classes to watch at your convenience as well as tools and calculators to help you plan ahead.  The financial well-being seminar series will run throughout 2014-15.

Build your financial knowledge on-campus or at a time convenient to you. Take that first step today!

Posted August 20, 2014

Do You Know Someone Who Stands Out from the Crowd?

Mason’s best and brightest deserve recognition.  If you know a superstar, nominate them for Mason’s Employee of the Month.

Additional information can be found at Contact HR Reward and Recognition at with questions.

Posted December 12, 2013

2014 Tax Implications for Employee Graduate Tuition Waiver

Per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), beginning with calendar year 2014, employees who currently utilize a tuition waiver for graduate study will have amounts in excess of $5,250 reported as taxable earnings. This means that your tax withholding will increase in the pay period in which the excess amount is reported. We expect to report amounts in excess of $5,250 as taxable income in October 2014. Anything less than or equal to $5,250 is not reportable.

Tuition waivers for employees in undergraduate programs are not impacted by this change.

Additional information is available in IRS Publication 970, Chapter 11.

If you have any questions, please contact Mira Halilovic at 703.993.2625 or




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