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Posted June 23 2017

Social Well-Being: Mason Kids Club

Wondering what to do with your school-age child between the ages of 6-11 once camp ends and school hasn’t started? Sign up for Mason Kids Club, managed by the George Mason University Child Development Center, from August 14-August 25. Two one-week sessions will be offered with fun, hands-on activities and engaging campus field trips. For details and registration, please visit  If you have any questions, please call the Child Development Center at 703.993.5960.

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 May 31 2017

June is National Well-Being Month: Engage

June is National Well-Being Month!  Small changes can make a big difference over time.   So, if you can, work some exercise into your daily routine, disconnect and unwind every day, and fuel your day with nutritious whole foods.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #EWM17!


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Posted May 31 2017

Flexible Summer at Mason

Summer is here! Time to prepare for “Flexible Summer @ Mason” which runs from June 18 – August 12, 2017. While the use of flexible schedules like telework, flextime and compressed schedules is encouraged throughout the year, it is strongly suggested that departments make a concerted effort to integrate some type(s) of flexwork into their daily operations, if and when possible, over the summer.

For information on flexible work at Mason including compressed schedulesflextimetelework, and more, please visit

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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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.

Sittercity logo and Years Ahead logo

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.

Financial Well-Being

2016 brings another opportunity to start anew! Make it the year you gain a deeper understanding of the impact financial decisions today can have on your choices tomorrow. Pease check out the Financial Well-Being Seminar Series - bringing financial education sessions on-campus and on-line.  See the Financial Well-Being Portal for topics, dates, times, and locations.  On-line sessions available anytime. 


Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location!  The 2017 schedule is available; DMV2Go services are listed 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!

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Talented Stitchers!

(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

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