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America Saves Week - February 23-28, 2015

Make 2015 the year you set savings goals to reduce debt, save for a short or long-term goal (including retirement), and to build wealth. See America Saves Week to learn more. Please also check out the Financial Well-Being Seminar Series - bringing financial education sessions on-campus and on-line.  See Financial Well-Being for topics, dates, times, and locations.  On-line sessions available anytime. 


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Posted January 24 2015

Staff Senate's Winter Warm Up Staff Appreciation Events Coming Soon!

Hope to see you in Arlington (January 26), Prince William (January 28) and Fairfax (February 3) for the Staff Senate's Winter Warm Up Staff Appreciation events.  We'll be sharing some of the terrific opportunities available for staff. For a schedule of times and locations, please visit the Staff Senate website.

Posted January 22 2015

Hike to Ike's on January 30

Having a hard time sticking to those New Year’s Resolutions? Let us help you! Hike to IKE’S any time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on January 30th and try all the yummy, healthy options they have available. Faculty and Staff receive a special discounted rate of $8. If you like it, you may want to consider purchasing a BYTE Plan good at IKE’S, the Globe, Southside and the Bistro. Save money, exercise, nourish your body with fresh, healthy food and socialize with other faculty and staff; now THAT’S well-being! For information on the Faculty/Staff BYTE plan, see

Posted January 16 2015

Mason Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Welcome to Mason! We want to share some of the resources and opportunities you have available as a member of our university community. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Posted January 16 2015

Save the Date: Go Red Day is Friday, February 6

Plan to wear red on National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association's quest to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. Take some pictures to commemorate the event and send them to to be posted on Mason's Go Red Gallery!

Posted January 16 2015

National Compliment Day: January 24

Saturday, January 24 is National Compliment Day. To assist you, we've compiled a few resources, some quick and easy ways to share kindness and gratitude. Pay someone a work-related compliment in honor of National Compliment Day or anytime throughout the year.  It won’t cost you but a few seconds; to the recipient it could be priceless.

Compliments courtesy of:
Reward & Recognition
Pinterest via WellnessbyMason

Posted November 10 2014

Financial Well-Being Resources

Can you use some assistance in the area of financial and retirement preparedness? Partnering with our retirement providers, TIAA-CREF, Fidelity, ICMA-RC and VRS as well as financial providers such as Apple Federal Credit Union and others with expertise to share, we have lined up a comprehensive opportunity for faculty and staff to delve into those personal financial areas where they could use a hand. Everything from budgeting and saving to investing, annuities, retirement, home buying, college savings and more.

There are in-person sessions, as well as online sessions. Join us live or watch a session at your convenience, when and where it works for you. In person sessions will be videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince William. In addition to sessions and webinars, there are also a host of tools on the site. We’re hoping you will think of the site as a gateway to rounding out your personal financial knowledge. There are more classes in the works, so please check back. To register for these classes, please visit

Don’t forget to line up your individual session with representatives from TIAA-CREF, Fidelity or ICMA-RC. They are all on campus throughout the year. For dates and times, and to schedule an appointment visit Individual Counseling Sessions.



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Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location!  The 2015 schedule is available; DMV to go 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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