Human Resources and Payroll



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

    Posted November 26, 2018

    Winter Break Timesheet Guidance

    The winter break is closer than you think!  Please review the Winter Break Timesheet Guidance for information on: 

    • Holiday hours

    • Requirements to receive holiday pay

    • Rate of holiday pay

    • How the holiday may affect alternative work schedules

    Posted November 14, 2018

    Inclement Weather Resources

    Winter weather is fast approaching! Utilize the resources below to prepare.


    Staying Updated

    Stay updated on university closings, late openings, or other weather-related changes in the university's schedule through Mason's switchboard at 703-993-1000, Mason Alert, the university's homepage, as well as local media outlets.


    Telework and Inclement Weather

    Having telework agreements and technology in place in advance can come in handy if Mason experiences an extended weather event or other emergency.

    Teleworkers (if it is their scheduled telework day) and remote workers continue to work even if:

    • Classes are canceled and administrative offices are closed

    • The university is on a modified schedule

    Employees working from home during a university closing are expected to continue working unless it is not possible due to power outages or other conditions that prevent them from working. For more details, visit


    Inclement Weather/Emergency Guidance

    With winter fast approaching, now is a great time to review the Inclement Weather/Emergency Closing Policy


    Posted November 8, 2018

    IRS Limits

    The IRS announced adjustments affecting retirement plan contribution limits for the 2019 tax year. Participants under age 50 can contribute up to $19,000 (a $500 increase from 2018) to their Supplemental 403(b) Retirement Plan and to their Virginia 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Participants age 50 and over can contribute $25,000 (a $500 increase from 2018) to their Supplemental 403(b) Retirement Plan and to their Virginia 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. 

    How to Increase Contributions

     403(b) contribution:

  • Complete a Salary Reduction Agreement
  • Email form to, fax it to 703-993-2601, inter-office mail it to 3C3, or drop it off at the Human Resources & Payroll office (Merten Hall 4100)
  • 457 contribution:

  • Contact ICMA-RC at 1-877-327-5261 or log into your online account
  • Please contact with any questions.




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