From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Walker
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 6:18 PM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: Getting Down to the Wire on Electronic W-2s, New Year Reminder on Paperwork, Job Fair Information, End-of-Year Newsletter Contest Winner and a Voting Opportunity


Getting Down to the Wire on Electronic W-2s
There are still a few more days to download your electronic W-2.  We'll be running the paper W-2s on Friday, January 27th in order to get them into the mail on time.  Please remind your faculty and staff (with special emphasis on student wage, graduate students and adjunct faculty) to log-in to PatriotWeb and download their W-2. 

Download your W-2 by 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 and you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a prize.

A New Year Reminder on Paperwork
We have several audits coming up so we thought it might be a timely new year reminder to call your attention to a few procedural points that are important to the smooth flow of information but are also important to auditors.  So ....

For a refresher on termination procedures, please visit our "Annual When People Leave Mason" Instant HR/Payroll (5/3/11).

Mason Participates in Another Career Fair to Help Unemployed Veterans and Military Spouses
On January 13th, Mason participated in the Military Spouse Career Forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the D.C. Department of Employment Services and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. About 2,000 job seekers attended the event held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Mason's participation in the Hiring Our Heroes initiative supports the university's goal of helping veterans and transitioning military families find employment in our area. To date, Mason has participated in several careers fairs in the DC metropolitan area that cater to this initiative.

If your department has questions about hiring veterans and military spouses, please contact [log in to unmask].

For additional information, please visit:. 

Work Day Work Out Career Fair
Human Resources & Payroll at Mason and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting a career fair at the Freedom Center on the Prince William Campus on March 29th from 10:00am-3:00pm. 

End-of-Year Newsletter Contest Winner
Our end-of-year newsletter contest participation more than doubled to 222 this year.  Go Mason!  We're delighted to announce that Toshiko Uchiyama, a Program Administrator in Electrical & Computer Engineering was randomly selected as the winner.  Toshiko received a Mason Snuggie.  Congratulations Toshiko!

Vote for Your Favorite!
The item below is from the Center for the Arts Jan/Feb NewsletterIn addition to voting for the Center for the Arts, it's also a great chance to vote for other Mason venues that you like (Child Development Center, Mason Recreation, The Well at the Mason Inn, etc.)  as well as a chance to vote for the University overall (best local college or university). Through February 10th.  If you vote, you'll be entered into a drawing for an iPad. Please use a personal email address.

Vote 'Center for the Arts' in Best of Virginia!

Help make the Center for the Arts a winner! Virginia Living Magazine will be running a Best of Virginia issue in May based on a survey running now. Vote for us for “Best Performing Arts Venue” in Northern Virginia by clicking the link below and typing in “Center for the Arts – Fairfax” (Hint, this category is on the first page of the survey and you can skip as many categories or pages as you want.) Thanks in advance!

Cast Your Vote Now!

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