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Posted February 12 2018

Spring Telework Week at Mason: March 12 - 16

Have you ever contemplated teleworking? Now’s the time to try it out! From March 12-16, Mason will be celebrating its own Telework Week over the university’s Spring Break. An abbreviated, 1 page agreement is available here. Please note that those who participate in Telework Week are doing so under the Flexible Work Policy, #2202 ( Signing the abbreviated agreement binds the employee/supervisor to the terms and conditions of the complete telework agreement.

Questions, please contact

Posted September 29 2017

October is National Work & Family Month

National Work & Family Month is about supporting healthy work/life strategies. This month we encourage faculty and staff to explore the variety of family resources available at Mason to help you create and maintain a healthier and more flexible work and family life. 

Posted September 18 2017

Save the Dates: Winter Wellness Days Flu Shot Clinics


Flu shots are part of your wellness benefit through COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA HealthAware, and Kaiser Permanente. There are multiple ways to get a flu shot this season, including at on-site clinics. For details about the on-site clinics and other options, please visit Flu Shot Information 2017. A summary flyer is also available. If you have any questions, please call the Life/Work Connections team at 3.2600.

Posted August 14 2017

Save the Dates: Healthy Campus Week

As part of the University’s collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America, Mason will be celebrating Healthy Campus Week from September 25 - October 1. It’s a terrific opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to connect with making the healthy choice, the easy choice!  


Please visit for information as it’s available.

Posted June 14 2017

Compressed Schedules and the Holidays

If your faculty and staff are utilizing the compressed schedule flexible work option they may wonder how to handle the upcoming summer holidays (4th of July and Labor Day). With supervisor approval, they can go off their compressed schedule for the week, work 8 hours each day, and take the 8 hours of holiday leave. (Please note: These examples are based upon a full-time schedule; it would be pro-rated for part-time). If they choose to stay on their compressed schedule and the holiday falls on a day when they would normally not work, when they complete their timesheet, enter 8 hours under comp time earned. They then have 8 hours of comp time that can be used, with supervisor approval, anytime during the 12 months after the holiday. If the holiday falls on a day when they would normally work, please remember that they receive 8 hours of holiday pay for the holiday. If they are on a 9 hour or 10 hour compressed daily schedule, they do have to account for the full amount of their work day on the holiday by working during that week or taking leave.

If you or your faculty and staff have any questions, please call the Customer Service Center at 3.2600 and ask to speak to a member of the Life/Work Connections team.


Posted March 22 2017

Financial Well-Being Portal

Enhance your financial well-being through on-site or on-demand financial education sessions as well as tools to assist you in your financial planning efforts.  You can find all this and more on the Financial Well-Being Portal.  



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Financial Well-Being Portal

Reward and Recognition

Philanthropy Week: Appreciation Day

Lunchtime Possibilities

Visit the Mason Parent Guide for some helpful resources

2018 Schedule


Check out our relocation resources including discounts on movers!

Freshman Move-in

Let us help you with a smooth transition for your spouse or partner with Dual Career resources.

Take advantage of our resource and referral information and join our Adult Caregiver Support Group

The Mason Statue decked out in green and gold.  Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Who's Walking Wednesday

Mason Walk In'

Biking Programs from Parking & Transportation

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To learn more, visit WBU.

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Bright Horizons Care Advantage Logo

Sittercity's Corporate Program is now known as Bright Horizons Care Advantage. Faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity's comprehensive database of in-home caregivers for child care, pet care, home care and tutoring plus Years Ahead, a senior care resource that can assist you in developing a plan to care for an aging loved one.

To learn more and to register for free access, please visit myMasonHR.

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Important note: Mason does not own, sponsor, or endorse Bright Horizons Care Advantage. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Bright Horizons Care Advantage, before you retain their services.

Stay Well

See how your Mason benefits package can help you stay well. Details under "Preventive Screenings". Wellness events and information abound at Wellness by Mason, an interdepartmental effort to promote a healthy Mason!



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Duffy is sporting Mason colors

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Talented Stitchers!

(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

Ideas? Suggestions? Contact the work/life team at 3.2604 or via email at