Employee Relations

About 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!


  • Facilitating Difficult Conversations
  • Policy Questions
  • Workplace Changes/Reorganizations
  • General Inquiries
  • Workload Issues
  • Environmental Scans
  • Religious Accommodations
  • Terminations & Separations
  • Work-Life Concerns
  • Medical/Mental Health Referral
  • Mediation & Facilitation
  • Performance Management
    • Performance Expectations
    • Probation
    • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Grievance Process
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Disciplinary Procedures

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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 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

  • If 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

If you have questions, contact us.