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Posted March 25 2015

Health and Fitness Expo Resources

The Beat Goes On is the theme for this year's Health & Fitness Expo to be held on Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in Dewberry Hall. Here are some resources from HR & Payroll to keep your heart happy.  We'll have a table at the Expo. Hope to see you there!

Posted March 6 2015

Faculty and Staff Spring "Hikes"

Hike to Ike’s was so popular it’s coming back every Friday during Mason’s Spring into Well-Being (March 19-April 30). And this time we are adding The Globe as another hike destination! Join fellow faculty and staff around campus as they lace up their sneakers and hike to some fun, new venues on campus. Faculty and staff receive a discounted lunch rate of $8 from 11am-2pm.

Save even more money when you sign up for a Faculty/Staff BYTE Plan. Cash, Credit Card and Mason Money accepted.

For details, please the Spring "Hikes" flyer.

Posted February 11 2015

Adjunct Faculty Forum

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 February 10 2015

Tax Season is Underway

We've put together a few resources that may be of assistance to you during tax season.  Visit the Life/Work Connections financial page for details.

Posted February 5 2015

Summer Camp Resources

Summer will be here before you know it!  If you have young children, summer camps can be a great option.  We've put together a summer camp resource list to help you get started.

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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Financial Well-Being

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!  Please 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. 


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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Health and Fitness Expo 2015

Equally Prepared: Financial Planning for the LGBT Community

Saving for Life's Milestones (in Spanish)

Spring Hike to Ike's 

Adjunct Forum

Anthem Scam

Staff Senate Winter Warm Up 2015

Welcome New Adjunct Faculty - Spring 2015

Reward & Recognition Compliment Card

Welcome New Adjunct Faculty - Fall 2014

Welcome New Faculty

New Academic Year Newsletter

Flu shot Information 2014

Happy Heart Walk: Resources to Make Your Heart Smile

Flu Shot Flyer 2014

National Work Family Month Resources

Working Dads Flyer

HR Liaison List