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Posted April 21, 2017

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is on Thursday, April 27. If you plan to bring your child to work, make sure to complete a release form. Although there is no formal on-campus programming this year, there are several events occurring around campus, including the annual Victims’ Rights Run and Walk. For a complete list of events and activities, visit Today @ Mason. And don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free at Southside, Ike’s, and the Globe.

If you are interested in helping plan a more formal program for the next academic school year, email Heather Aleknavage at  

The release form should be sent to Human Resources and Payroll at or faxed to 703-993-2601. For questions, contact Mason's Life/Work Connections Team at or 703-993-2600.

Posted April 5, 2017

Get Your Competition On: Square Up Your Savings Challenge from TIAA

Enhance your financial well-being from April 5 - May 5 by participating in "Square Up Your Savings" - Ten Financial Missions with two purposes - learning and fun!  Complete ten financial missions on a range of financial topics.  It’s a great way to pick up some financial information while having a little fun. Faculty and staff who play will be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 gift checks from TIAA. For more information please visit Information on Square Up Your Savings.  To play, visit  Square Up Your Savings.



You don't have to be a TIAA member to play.  Log-in as a guest, or if you are a TIAA member, you can log-in as a guest or by using your TIAA username and password.

Posted March 29, 2017

Health Care and Flex Open Enrollment Dates Announced

Health Care and Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) Open Enrollment is scheduled for May 1-15, 2017. Please check back for additional details as they're available.

Posted January 17, 2017

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

Your 2016 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 January 31, 2017. Please remember: You must ensure that your Permanent Mailing Address is accurate in Patriot Web Self Service.

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




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