Human Resources and Payroll

Work/Life

 

Lunchtime Possibilities

Life Planning Seminars


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Life Planning seminars are available to faculty, staff, and retirees. For information on upcoming seminars please visit the Financial Well-Being Portal. You can register for seminars at the learning and professional development website (click on the courses tab).


Cottage in Autumn at Mason

Adult Caregivers Support Group

If you are a Mason faculty or staff member currently caring for an adult loved one (i.e. adult child, spouse/partner, parent), the Adult Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at noon. For dates and locations, please see the Adult Caregiver Support Group flyer.


 

 

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Well being learning practices, including yoga, mediation, and tai chi/qigong, are available at no charge for faculty, staff, and students.  For meeting times and locations, please see the Center's Weekly Well-Being Practices page.


Green Patriots

"Are you interested in shaping Mason and the D.C. region towards a more sustainable future? Consider becoming a Mason Green Patriot. The Mason Faculty and Staff Green Patriot program is a peer-to-peer outreach program designed to support Mason's Office of Sustainability and their pursuit of Mason's Public Commitments and Sustainability Vision." To learn more, visit the Green Patriots website. 


Mason Administrative Professionals

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) is custom-created by its members, for its members.  The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30am. If you are an administrative professional, please join us!  For information and meeting details, please email map@gmu.edu.

 


Toastmasters

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George Mason University Toastmasters can help you improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome! Check the George Mason Toastmasters website for meeting dates, times, and locations.


Mason Needleworks

A new Mason Patriot wearing the very first hat knit by Mason Needleworks (formerly UHall Needleworks).

Mason Needleworks gets together weekly for stitching and conversation. All types of needleworking are welcome -- knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery and more.

 

Fairfax: Every other Thursday at noon, in the MIX. The schedule for the remainder of 2017 is 12:00-1:00 p.m. on October 26, November 9, November 30 and December 14. Contact Hope Miller at hmille@gmu.edu.

 

Mason Science & Technology Campus (Prince William): Every Thursday at noon, Occoquan Building, Room 225.  Contact Andrea George at ageorge6@gmu.edu.


 

Recharge Areas on Campus

 

Wondering where you can take a break, bring your lunch, chat with colleagues on the Fairfax Campus?  Check out this tremendous list of "Recharge Spaces" compiled by Campus Planning.


Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is comprised of volunteers who are classified staff and non-student wage employees.  Their purpose is threefold:

 

 

To learn more about the important role of the Staff Senate in building Mason's work/life connections, please visit the Staff Senate website.


Weight Watchers at Work

Special rates continue in 2017!


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For information on Weight Watchers, please see the Weight Watchers page on the HR & Payroll Learning and Professional Development site or contact Bridget Peabody at 993-6764 or by email at hrlearn@gmu.edu.

WeightWatchers Information from CommonHealth

Monthly Pass Information

Special Note: WeightWatchers reimbursements are considered taxable income.  Additional information, including the new reimbursement form for Weight Watchers, is available on the DHRM website.


Who's Walking Wednesdays?

Find out Who's Walking Wednesdays by joining us on Wednesdays at noon.  Exercise your leadership by volunteering to lead a walk.

 

Arlington - In the lobby of Founders Hall.  Walk leaders can sign up at Who's Walking Wednesday Arlington.

 

Fairfax - In the "Wellness Circle" in front of Merten Hall.  Walk leaders can sign up at Who's Walking Wednesday Fairfax.

 

Mason Science & Technology Campus (Prince William) - In the Bull Run Hall Lobby.  Walk leaders can sign up at Who's Walking Wednesday Science and Technology Campus.

 

Join the weekly walk leaders as they guide the group on a 30 minute campus walk. 

 

Who's Walking Wednesday?  Hopefully it's YOU!


Working Dads Group

The role of a father comes with many dimensions but without a guide book.  Join other dads who are interested in getting together regularly to swap stories and gain insight into the fathering role.  For the meeting schedule, to be included on the Working Dad's listserv, or if you have any questions, please contact Toby Hettler at 3.3987 or via email at thettler@gmu.edu

Working Dads Flyer

 


Working Mothers Support Group

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The Working Mothers Support Group is "available to women interested in sharing stories and being part of an informal organization of working mothers. Working mothers face unique issues, and coming together over lunch fits schedules and allows members to discuss their experiences in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment." Sessions are held on the Fairfax campus. Please see The Working Mothers Support Group Web Site for the schedule and details.  For additional information or questions, please contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu or 3-2295

Working Moms Flyer