From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Walker
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:25 AM
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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 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.  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.

**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 schedule. 

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 and the America Savings Education Council; 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. 

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

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 & Payroll homepage and in eFiles.

HR Liaison Meeting Reminder
Registration is available (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 appropriate. 
We rely on you to help us "get out the word".  Thanks!