HR & Payroll News

Performance Management and Succession Planning – Assessment Project

George Mason University Human Resources and Payroll is committed to developing an engaged employee workforce through purposeful mission-driven work, transparency, communication, and growth and development.

To enhance the employee development and engagement experience, we have partnered with Accenture to embark on an eight-week Performance Management and Succession Planning Assessment project. This engagement will focus on assessing the performance management and succession planning experience for administrative/professional faculty and classified staff, identifying recommendations for improvement, and developing an implementation plan.

In the coming weeks, university leaders, administrative/professional faculty, and classified staff will be engaged in focus groups and collaborative workshops to identify gaps and challenges in our current state and ideate towards a future state vision for performance management and succession planning. The project will culminate with a set of strategic recommendations across organization, process, and technology to enable George Mason’s aspirations and will include an implementation roadmap on how to get there.

We will keep you updated as we progress through this new project. In the meantime, if you have specific questions about the project, please contact

We are excited for this opportunity to further enhance the experience and growth of our employees.

Lester L. Arnold, Sr. 

CHRO | Vice President for Human Resources and Payroll