Human Resources and Payroll

Employee Relations


Employee Relations

Our mission is to provide confidential assistance to university employees and their supervisors to help identify and resolve work related problems or proactively avoid potential problems!




The employee relations team partners closely with other offices on campus to ensure that all faculty and staff situations are addressed appropriately, including the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of University Counsel.

The question of confidentiality often comes up when a faculty or staff member visits Employee Relations. This is a reasonable concern. Confidentiality in Employee Relations goes both ways. We honor confidentiality and the person visiting has the same duty. Before other departments are contacted as a result of an Employee Relations issue, the action is mutually agreed upon by the faculty or staff member and Employee Relations.

Emergency Contact

  • If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1
  • Mason Police
    • you need an officer dispatched to your location, or for over the phone non-emergency assistance, please call
      (703) 993-2810.
  • COVA Care Statewide Plans -- Anthem Employee Assistance Program
  • COVA HealthAware
  • Kaiser Permanente Regional Plan -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plans of the Mid-Atlantic States Employee Assistance Program:

Contact Us

  • Phone: (703) 993-3878
  • Email: us at
  • Office: visit us in the Human Resources and Payroll Department on the 4th floor of Merten Hall


Director of Employee Relations Danielle Reich
Employee Relations Consultant Regina Ryder
Employee Relations Consultant Kevin Jackson