September 2014


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From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet P Walker
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 8:44 AM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: Winter Wellness Day Next Month, Bicycle Commuter Choice Available for Part-Time Faculty and Staff, National Work and Family Month, DMV2Go, Happy Heart Walk and More!

Winter Wellness Day: Flu Shot Registration Now Open
Winter Wellness Day, an all-campus wellness event with flu shots and financial information, will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William.

Flu shots are part of your wellness benefit through COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA HealthAware, and Kaiser Permanente. There are multiple ways to get a flu shot this season, including at on-campus clinics. For details about the on-campus clinics and how to make your appointment, please visit Flu Shot Information 2014<http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/documents/2014FluShotInformation_001.pdf>.

If you have any questions, please call the work/life team at 3.2604.

Bicycle Commuter Choice Available for Part-Time Faculty and Staff
Parking and Transportation is excited to announce that part-time employees are now eligible to receive the Bicycle Commuter Choice benefit, a transportation fringe benefit provided by the University. All part-time employees who bike to work at least two times per week are eligible to receive a $20 voucher per month. All participants (part-time and full-time) are also eligible for two daily complimentary parking passes per month.

To find out more and to sign up, please visit http://transportation.gmu.edu/bikecommuterprogram.html.

October is National Work and Family Month: Family Weekend 10/17-10/19
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate National Work and Family Month by participating in George Mason's Family Weekend, October 17-19.  Registration and a complete schedule of events are located at masonfamily.gmu.edu<http://masonfamily.gmu.edu>.  Please note, registration closes on Sunday, October 5 at midnight. We hope faculty and staff will consider participating in this long-standing Mason tradition!

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Cicchetti at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Reminder: DMV2Go Coming to Mason This Week
Take care of your Department of Motor Vehicle business at a convenient Mason location. DMV2Go is coming to Prince William today, September 15, Arlington on September 16, and Fairfax on September 17-18.  Details at DMV2Go<http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/docs/2014Schedule.pdf>. For a list of available services, please see DMV2Go Services<http://www.dmv.state.va.us/general/#dmv_2go.asp>.

Reminder: Happy Heart Walk Registration Open
Registration for the 6th annual Happy Heart Walk is open<https://typhon.gmu.edu/HR/happyheart/>.  This one-mile fun walk will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 24.  Join our walk leaders:  Lori Scher and Rich Kelsey (Arlington), Beth Cabrera and Brad Edwards (Fairfax), and Carrie McVicker and Ron Carmichael (Prince William). At stake is the coveted Happy Heart Team Award.  Bring this plush, anatomically correct heart back to your department or organization.  The largest team takes home little Valerian (which means strong, healthy), the Happy Heart.  Details are available on the registration page<https://typhon.gmu.edu/HR/happyheart/>.

IRS Scam Alert
From time to time, we see things that we think might be of interest to you and your faculty and staff.  This one caught our eye.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent out a press release late last month regarding phone calls being made by scam artists purporting to be from the IRS.  The IRS offers some tips on how to recognize these scams for what they are and how to report any call you might receive.  For details, please visit IRS Scam Phone Calls.<http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Scam-Phone-Calls-Continue;-IRS-Identifies-Five-Easy-Ways-to-Spot-Suspicious-Calls>
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