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Posted April 22 2014

Take Your Child to Work Day: Share Your Working World With Someone Special

Thursday, April 24th is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This annual event is sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation. The theme this year is "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future." From the foundation website: "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day, has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by helping bring them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have.”

While we won't be engaging in a formal university-wide programmed event, HR & Payroll encourages everyone to think about ways to bring the world of work into the lives of young people. The foundation website can help with some fun and thought provoking activities that you can engage in with the children in your lives. If you plan on holding an event on the 24th at a Mason location, please obtain a release from those parents/guardians who will be inviting children into the workplace. Please email us your event pictures at

Posted March 6 2014

Congratulations to Mason's Three Year Service Recipients!

Thank you to Mason's three year service recipients for everything you do to make Mason a vibrant, collegial place to learn and work!  We want to share some of the resources and opportunities Mason faculty and staff have as members of our university community.

Posted February 27 2014

Spring is Just Around the Corner!

The work/life team has developed some Mason resources and information to help you stay well this spring.



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Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location!  The 2014 annual schedule for DMV2Go visits is available.  Services available are on the DMV2Go website.

Giving Back

Let Mason help you give back!  Visit School Assistance & Volunteer Service Leave

Biking Rocks

Check out the Biking page of the Transportation website for lots of great information on biking to Mason ... including the Commuter Bike Program.

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Mason offers a competitive faculty/staff book scholarship each year.  For details, please visit the book scholarship FAQ.

Keep Walking Even During Inclement Weather Using Mason Walk In'

Don't let inclement weather or rain keep you from taking a walk!  Wellness by Mason has mapped out indoor trails in many buildings on all three campuses. Find the one nearest you at Mason Walk In'

Mason Walk In' Flyer

Keep More of What You Earn

Check out the discounts and opportunities at Mason. Secure access at myMasonHR. Use your email user name and password to log-in. Select "myDiscounts".

Flexible Work is Always in Season!

Test drive a flexible work option. Each agreement comes with a 90 day trial period. See if it's right for you and your department. Details at Mason Flexes.

Plan Ahead

Be prepared for your loved one's aging and your own. See Life Planning for details.

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!


Spirit Fridays

Show your Mason spirit.  Wear your Mason gear every Friday!

SelectPlus: Plus YearsAhead

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 to, please visit myMasonHR.

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


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Duffy is sporting Mason colors

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Talented Stitchers!

(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

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