Mason Alert is a convenient resource to easily stay informed on impacting and timely announcements. All university employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert.
We strongly advise registering cell phone number(s) and additional email addresses to ensure you receive emergency messages in a timely manner. To register your cell phone to receive text message alerts visit alert.gmu.edu. Select the green Mason Alert box to log into your Mason Alert account with your university credentials.
Rave Guardian Public Safety App
Rave Guardian is a campus safety app that enhances on-campus preparedness and safety. It uses interactive features and allows users to create a virtual network of friends, family, and campus safety personnel.
The application also includes anonymous, two-way crime reporting through text and picture messaging. This app is free to all employees and students from the iTunes store or the Google Play store. For more information, click here.
Reporting Accidents and Injuries
Please remember to report all accidents, injuries, or conditions that may cause harm to you or the university. When you report dangerous or potentially dangerous conditions, the university can take appropriate remediation and corrective measures to protect the community from similar or future incidents.
Please report the following situations to the university:
For information about insurance, university property damage/theft, and automobile incidents contact the Office of Risk Management at 703-993-2599.
Mason's Drug and Alcohol Policy
The abuse of drugs and alcohol by employees is incompatible with the goals of George Mason University. The illicit use of drugs and alcohol could create a serious threat to the safety and welfare of the university community and undermine the productivity of the workforce.
Those in need of assistance in dealing with drug and alcohol-related problems are encouraged to seek the confidential help of the Employee Relations team. Employees with Mason health care plans may also utilize the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Preventing Workplace Violence
George Mason University strives to provide faculty, staff, students, and visitors a safe place in which to work, study, and live. As such, Mason takes a zero-tolerance approach to workplace violence.
It can take many forms; some are obvious while others are more subtle. All faculty and staff are expected to report suspicious or threatening behavior to the Police or Human Resources & Payroll.
Please also watch the Workplace Violence video on the Employee Relations website.
Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
The State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline provides the opportunity for citizens and state employees to anonymously report suspected incidents of fraud, waste, or abuse that may have occurred in any state executive agency or university.
State employees are encouraged to first report fraud, waste, and abuse to their agency's management. However, the hotline provides an alternative way of reporting concerns. For detailed information explaining the complete Hotline process, please visit the Employee Relations website.
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
While everyone should be concerned about child abuse and neglect, the law requires certain individuals to report suspected instances.
In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly (SB 239) added: "any person employed by a public or private institution of higher education" to the list of "mandated reporters" set out in §63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia. Mandated reporters, including all Mason employees, are those persons who, in their professional or official capacity, are required to report instances of suspected child abuse and neglect to the local Social Services Department or to the Department of Social Services (DSS) toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline at 1.800.552.7096.
For more information, please visit the Employee Relations website.
Protect Yourself: Security Tips from the IRS
The IRS, state revenue departments, and the tax industry have created a series of special tax tips. The "Taxes. Security. Together." campaign is designed to raise public awareness that even routine actions on the Internet and personal devices can affect the safety of your financial data.
For more information, please see https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Taxes-Security-Together.
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