From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Walker
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 9:55 AM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: National Telework Week, Mason Mentoring Program
Deadline, EPAF Refresher Class, Zimride Commuter Challenge, Victims' Rights
5K Run/Walk


National Telework Week
March 5-9 is National Telework Week
<>  and both Mason and the
Commonwealth are participating.  We encourage you to invite your faculty and
staff to help Mason celebrate in two ways.  If someone already has a
telework agreement in place, please ask them to head out to the Telework
Exchange's site <>  to submit
their pledge to telework that week.  And if your faculty and staff supervise
Mason administrative/professional faculty, classified staff or non-student
wage employees, it's a great time to start that conversation with your staff
about using flexible work options -- including telework -- to enhance both
work/life choices and strategic business choices. To support National
Telework Week, the university will be holding a Mini-Flex opportunity.  With
approval, employees may telework up to two days during National Telework
Week. Important details, including how to register, are available on the
Work/Life Flexible Work page. <>   

Reminder:  If you already have a flexible work agreement, please make sure
it's kept up-to-date.  Agreements can run no longer than 15 months before
renewing -- a 3 month trial period plus a 12 month agreement. 

Mason Horizons/Footsteps Mentoring Program Deadline Approaching
Mason Mentoring Programs: Deadline April 30. We invite you to learn more
about the Mason Horizon and Footsteps Program, a professional development
opportunity for you. The observership programs are designed to help you gain
perspective on your future career path by providing you with an opportunity
to shadow a senior administrator, usually one day per month, for three to
six months. Learn more at Mason Horizons
<>  for tenured faculty and
Mason Footsteps <>  for
administrative/professional faculty and classified staff. 

EPAF Refresher now available online
Just a friendly reminder that EPAF submitters are required to complete an
EPAF refresher training each year.  Submitters are invited to log in to
myMason HR <>  and click on
myLearning to access our newly updated online refresher.  Of course,
submitters are also welcome to attend instructor-led training
<> .  Feel free to contact us anytime at
[log in to unmask] with questions or concerns.

Zimride Commuter Challenge Underway: A Prize Opportunity From Our Colleagues
in Parking & Transportation
Zimride, a casual ridesharing network, and Mason are hosting the Zimride
Commuter Challenge (2/1 - 4/30). Join the challenge and become part of
Mason's effort to reduce its commute-related carbon footprint. Try using a
green mode of transportation like carpooling or bicycling once or twice
weekly to get to work. To help you take the plunge, we're giving away
amazing prizes worth up to $250 each (and Parking & Transportation is
covering the tax!). 

Sign up for Zimride with your Mason email at Then,
access the "commute calendar" under your profile picture and tell us how you
get to campus! Each logged trip counts for one point. The more points you
have, the better your chance of winning a prize!  

Visit for more info and a list of

If you have questions, please contact Marina at [log in to unmask] or call

Happy Commuting!

Victims' Rights Run/Walk
As you know, the 16th Annual Victims' Rights Run/Walk <>
is scheduled for Friday, April 27th.  HR & Payroll encourages supervisors to
permit their staff to participate if they wish.  No leave needs to be taken;
it can be considered work time.