Human Resources and Payroll

Talent Acquisition


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Mason Talent Acquisition Hiring Procedures Toolkit

The Toolkit is designed as structured resource, hyperlinked to hundreds of external pages, to primarily assist hiring managers and search committee members to navigate the policies and workflows of the various aspects of a recruitment search. The Table of Contents, found on page 3, is generally organized as what to do before, during and after a search; but also special situations and reference resources.

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Mason Talent Temps

Mason’s Temporary Staffing Service from Talent Acquisition in HR & Payroll

Welcome to the Human Resources & Payroll, Talent Acquisition temporary staffing service. Mason Talent Temps is our in-house temporary employment service and we maintain this pool to assist our hiring managers in filling temporary long- and short-term vacancies and to aid job applicants seeking temporary employment. Mason Talent Temps provides temporary staffing coverage for various needs throughout the University during vacations, leaves of absence, special projects, seasonal peaks and unexpected business demands. Departments also may utilize our services to acquire talent in Temp-to-Hire scenarios.

How to acquire a Mason Temp

How to acquire a Mason Temp

Complete the Request for Temporary Staff form.

Complete all required fields and be sure to list required skills and any other information providing insight into the ideal candidate’s skillset.

Talent Acquisition will provide selected resumes for consideration and interview. Once a selection has been made, notify Talent Acquisition and onboarding will commence.


The average billing rate for a receptionist or entry-level administrative help is approximately $18-$20 per hour. The Mason Talent Temp markup is 25%.


Mason Talent Temps are seated in a Talent Acquisition position number and charged to the HR & Payroll Budget Org. Chargebacks will be completed on a monthly basis and be charged to the Budget Org provided in the Request for Temporary Staff form.

Onboarding of Mason Talent Temps

Talent Acquisition will manage the onboarding process for Mason Talent Temps including, but not limited to:

  • Offer Letter
  • I-9
  • Mason ID
  • Parking
  • EPAF

A faculty/staff temporary parking pass will be validated and provided to the Temp by Talent Acquisition based on the assignment dates. These passes cost the department $15 for each assignment. The fee is charged back during the monthly reconciliation.

Communication with Candidate Prior to Assignment

Mason Talent Temps will report to Human Resources & Payroll in Merten Hall to obtain their welcome packet (i.e., welcome letter, campus parking map, Dining Services flyer, and the parking pass) unless otherwise determined.


Mason Talent Temps must complete timesheets in Patriot Web. The timesheet approver will be the employee listed on the Temporary Staff Request form. The department should ensure a timesheet is approved on a weekly basis.

Changing an Assignment/Ending an Assignment

Talent Acquisition should be notified of any changes in assignment duration or if an extension is required. Assignments can be extended with no disruption. Please email with any such changes.

Once a Mason Talent Temp has completed their assignment, their final timesheet should be approved and an email should be sent to indicating completion of the engagement. There are no further requirements of the supervisor, but feedback does help the Mason Talent Temp program improve. A Survey Monkey will be sent to the supervisor’s email address within a week of the assignment end date.