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Posted August 19 2016

Mason Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Welcome to Mason! As new adjunct faculty, we want to share some of the resources and opportunities you have available as members of our university community. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Posted August 12 2016

Happy Peaceful Heart Walk

The 8th Annual Happy Heart Walk will be held in Arlington, Fairfax, and SciTech at noon on Wednesday, September 21 which is also the International Day of Peace.  Join us for this special Healthy Campus Week and Peace Week event!

Posted June 21 2016

Summer Bridge Camp

Sometime summer camps end a little too soon leaving a time that needs to be “bridged” before public elementary schools start. To help with that challenge, HR & Payroll is piloting a summer bridge camp from August 15-September 2 for children ages 6-10. Choose 1, 2, or 3 weeks. The theme is “Junior Detective Agency” and it will be held on the Fairfax Campus. For details, including camp pricing and before/after camp care, please see the Summer Bridge Camp flyer. If you have questions or would like to discuss this new opportunity, please contact Tina Morris at 3.5807 or via email at

Posted May 11 2016

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 (Memorial Day, 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.



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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 2016 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!


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.

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.



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(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)

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