From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Walker
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 8:47 AM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: Errand Assistance from Everyday Valet, Help
Mason at the Annual DC Heart Walk and Leave Reminders


Everyday Valet: Dry Cleaning and Costco Services
The holidays are coming and you may find yourself pressed for time.  Let
Everyday Valet assist you with dry cleaning and Costco days!  For $10 (dry
cleaning) or $15 (Costco) and a deposit toward the cost of services,
Everyday Valet will run to the cleaners and/or Costco for you.  Details on
the Work/Life homepage. <> 

Reminder: Annual AHA Heart Walk in DC
Here's a friendly competition for you.  The race is underway to see which
area university has the most participants and raises the most money for the
American Heart Association (AHA) at its annual Washington Heart Walk.  The
event is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at
Nationals Park in Washington, DC (Navy Yard Metro stop on the Green Line).

Mason is in the running to field the largest team in the College Cup.
Currently we're in first place but those other Georges are on our heels
(George Washington and Georgetown).  You can help keep us on top!

To join the Mason team, please visit

*	Select "Find a Company" from the left- hand menu
*	Go to the Cs for College Cup. 
*	Select "College Cup - George Mason University"

We hope to see you there!  Don't forget to wear your Mason Gear!

PS Can't make it to DC on November 5th?  That's ok -- join the team and take
a walk that day from any location.  Walking is terrific exercise.  Do it for
yourself and those who love you!

Reminder: Turnover Deadlines for VSDP Family/Personal Leave and Excess
Annual Leave
Please remind your classified staff  that there are limits to the amount of
annual leave that can be carried over from year-to-year. For excess
classified annual leave, VSDP Sick, and VSDP Family and Personal leave
purposes (for both classified staff and faculty enrolled in VSDP), the year
runs from January 10-January 9.  Unused VSDP Sick and Family and Personal
leave will be replaced with a new allotment of leave if not used by January
9, 2012. New VSDP Sick and Family and Personal Leave will be awarded on
January 10.  

If your annual leave balance exceeds the maximum (see chart below) as of
January 9, 2012, you will lose that portion that exceeds the limit.  The
limits as defined by the state Department of Human Resource Management
(DHRM) are:     

Years of Service

Accrual Rate per Pay Period

Maximum Carryover

Under 5

4 hours

24 days (192 hours)

5-9 Years

5 hours

30 days (240 hours)


6 hours

36 days (288 hours)


7 hours

42 days (336 hours)


8 hours

48 days (384 hours)

25+ Years

9 hours

54 days (432 hours)

Note:  The 12-month faculty leave year ends each year on June 24th.  Full
time 12-month faculty may carry over 21 days of annual leave.  

Donating Unused Annual Leave
Any unused annual leave may be donated in 8-hour increments.  Please
complete a leave donor form before January 9, 2012 and  submit your
completed leave donation form <>
to the HR & Payroll office at MS 3C3.

Reminder: Floating Holiday
Back in December of 2010, the Governor provided salaried faculty and staff
with 8 hours of additional holiday leave (pro-rated for part-time).  Rather
than close the university for a day on 12/23/10, this additional 8 hours of
leave was recorded as a flex holiday which was to be used between December
23, 2010 and December 24, 2011.