February 2012


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From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Walker
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:25 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: University Day Planning Underway, Interest
Meeting for Working Dads, eWork Sessions, America Saves Week, Dates for
Health & Flex Open Enrollment Announced, and a HR Liaison Meeting Reminder


University Day Celebrations
On University Day, faculty and staff with 5, 10, 15 or more years of service
are recognized with a University Service Award. This year we are celebrating
University Day on April 9th and 10th. On April 9th, or Green Day, those
reaching a service milestone of 5, 10 and 15 years, will be invited to a
luncheon in Dewberry Hall, 12-1:30pm. On April 10th, or Gold Day, those
reaching a service milestone of 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years, will be
invited to a breakfast at the Mason Inn, 9-10:30am. 

All recipients will be receiving an email invitation. If you are unsure
about whether or not you are a service award recipient or if you just need
to verify your information, please visit http://universityday.gmu.edu.
Supervisors are also invited to join in the festivities. Questions?  Please
call Reward & Recognition at 3.2739 or email [log in to unmask]

Reminder: Interest Meeting for Working Dads
Know of a dad who is juggling family, work, and life? Maybe you are one of
those dads! If you'd like a chance to get together with other guys who are
in the same boat, please join us on Friday, February 10 at noon in
University Hall, Room 4102. No need to register, just drop by. We'll have
some working parent/working dad resources and you'll have a chance to meet
up with some colleagues. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Two eWork Opportunities
We sent a note out to our new eWork listserv, but we also wanted to share
the upcoming eWork sessions with you as well.  There are two different types
depending upon your interest and need.

eWork 1:1 Drop In Sessions
eWork 1:1 sessions will give the user the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with HR
Staff to get jobs posted, review and change applicant statuses, submit
hiring proposals, and more!  

Fairfax Campus Dates**, All Sessions 2:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday; February 15, 22, 29
Wednesday; March 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesday; April 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

For room details and to register for any of the sessions, please visit,
eWork Training
ork%20Training> .  Please note that we ask you to register to ensure we have
enough materials, but please feel free to drop in anytime during the 2:00 -
4:00 period. 

eWork - New User Training
Participants will learn the hiring steps and how to use the eWork system
successfully. Topics covered include creating a request to recruit,
uploading interview questions, inputting search committee members, changing
applicant statuses, and the workflow process.   This training will be
provided on the following dates/times.

Fairfax Campus Dates **, All Sessions 11:00am-1:00pm
Friday; February 17
Friday; March 1
Friday; April 20
Friday, May 18
Friday, June 1 

For room details and to register for any of the sessions, please visit,
eWork Training
ork%20Training> . 

**Not on the Fairfax Campus?
We're happy to arrange a session by appointment in either Arlington
(Wednesdays) or Prince William (Thursdays).  Please email [log in to unmask] to

America Saves Week - February 19-26
Encourage your faculty and staff to pause and assess their savings plans.
Saving for a college education (yours or a loved ones), car or home
purchase, retirement, or that special trip or purchase can be made easier
with a plan.  America Saves week is coordinated by America Saves
<http://www.americasaves.org/>  and the America Savings Education Council
<http://www.choosetosave.org/> ; it's an annual opportunity for Mason to
promote saving and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving
status.  Virginia specific information can be found at Virginia Saves.

Additionally, Mason has on-site resources to assist you. America Saves Week
is a great chance to gather the information and resources you need to set
your savings goals.   <http://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/retire/tiaa.php> 

*	One-on-one retirement counseling
<http://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/retire/tiaa.php>  with TIAA-CREF, Fidelity and
*	On-site financial services through Apple Federal Credit Union
<http://auxe.gmu.edu/creditunion.html>  and Capital One Bank
*	Information compiled by the work/life team on financial resources
<http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/financial/>  including College Savings
information (529s)
*	Facing challenges?  Reach out to your Employee Assistance Program
<http://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/health/value.php>  (for salaried employees) or
the Employee Relations Team <http://hr.gmu.edu/emp_relations/>  (all faculty
and staff).  Both can help point you in the right direction to access the
resources and services that can help.

Mason also offers ways for you to keep more of what you earn:

*	Discounts through work/life, University Life, and the Department of
Human Resource Management - all accessible by logging in to myMasonHR
*	Commonwealth Commuter Choice for public transportation and biking,
car pooling and more! - Transportation website

Health & Flex Open Enrollment Dates Announced
The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has announced that open
enrollment for health benefits and flexible reimbursement accounts will be
held from Monday, April 16 through Monday, May 14, 2012.  As details are
available they will be posted on the HR  <http://hr.gmu.edu> & Payroll
homepage and in eFiles.

HR Liaison Meeting Reminder
Registration is available <http://hr.gmu.edu/learning>  (click on the
Courses tab) for the upcoming HR Liaison meeting scheduled for Wednesday,
February 22 from 2:00-4:00.  Videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince
William.  We hope to see you there!


Please share excerpts of Instant HR/Payrolls with your faculty and staff as
We rely on you to help us "get out the word".  Thanks!