From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peggy Collins
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 1:25 PM
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Subject: Instant HR: Service Awards; Spring HR Liaison Meeting; Plan Your Retirement; Health & Fitness Expo and Victims' Rights Run/Walk


Service Awards


If you are reaching a service milestone of 5, 10 or 15 years, please join us from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Dewberry Hall on April 9, 2014 for Mason’s annual service awards luncheon.  If you are reaching a service milestone of 20 years or more please join us from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Mason Inn on April 10, 2014 for Mason’s annual service awards breakfast. 


Please call Reward & Recognition at 993-2739 or email  [log in to unmask] with any questions.


Hold the Date: Spring HR Liaison Meeting


Please hold Tuesday, April 15 from 2:30-4:30 for an HR Liaison meeting in Research 163.  The session will be videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince William (Founders B119 for Arlington and Bull Run 254 for Prince William).  If HR liaisons in Loudoun and Front Royal want to be videoconferenced into the session, please email Bridget Peabody at [log in to unmask] and she will help.  Registration is available at


Next Steps: Plan for Your Retirement

Do you know faculty and/or staff who are thinking about retiring and are enrolled in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) or Virginia Retirement System (VRS)?  Please let them know they are cordially invited to attend a day-long retirement planning workshop to receive valuable information and resources from the experts. Join us Friday, April 4; registration begins at 8:30, sessions run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more details and to register, visit and click on the “course calendar” tab.  A limited number of spaces are available; please encourage early registration.


It's Spring: Must be time for the Health & Fitness Expo and the Annual Victims’ Rights Run/Walk

Forget daffodils and tulips, it's not officially spring until the annual Health & Fitness Expo and the Annual Victims’ Rights Run/Walk!


Health and Fitness Expo
Thursday, March 27
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Johnson Center Dewberry Hall, Fairfax Campus


Thursday, April 3
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, Prince William Campus

With supervisory permission, faculty and staff participation is encouraged; a reasonable amount of time spent at the Expo is considered training time and part of the Mason work day. 

Victims' Rights Run/Walk
The 18th Annual Victims' Rights Run/Walk is scheduled for Friday, April 4th.  Online registration is open until April 1 at  HR & Payroll encourages supervisors to permit their faculty and staff to participate if they wish.  No leave needs to be taken; it can be considered work time.


We hope you can “spring into wellness” at these terrific annual events!