From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet P Walker
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:52 AM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: Recognition Time, a Joint Working Moms and Dads Meeting, NEWM, and a New Tick Tock

Summer's Here and the Time is Right for Recognition!
Reward & Recognition has some fun, summer-inspired awards perfect for spreading a little sunshine:

  *   Flip Flops
  *   Battery-powered fans
  *   Car sun visors
To request an award, simply send an email to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with the employee's name, G# and reason for the award.  For more information please visit,

You're Invited:  Joint Working Moms and Dads Meeting
Working Moms and Dads Meeting
Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Alan and Sally Merten Hall (formally University Hall), Room 3300

Mason has separate working moms and dads groups that get together once or twice a year to swap ideas, suggestions, stories, and so on.  Please join us to learn about university parent groups that provide a shared interest in work life fit initiatives, trends in the parenting world, and campus resources for working parents. Bring your lunch or enjoy pizza!

Questions?  Please contact either Heather Aleknavage at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Ian Reynolds at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

National Employee Wellness Month Wrapping Up But the Well-Being Continues
The end of June will be here before we know it and NEWM will be wrapping up.  But Mason's focus on well-being doesn't end on June 30, no sir-ree!  Stay tuned, there are some exciting opportunities coming along.  In the meantime, we wanted to highlight a few events coming up!

1.      Today!  Commute Options for Employees - Bring your lunch and join Parking and Transportation on Tuesday, June 24 at 1:00 pm, Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), Room 3300 to learn about alternative transportation options and benefits at Mason. Please RSVP at

2.       Life Planning Seminar: Recipe for a Healthier Heart with CommonHealth, Thursday, June 26 at noon. For details and to register, please visit; click on "Course Calendar.  Videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince William. You can learn more about this new topic on the CommonHealth website<>.

2.      Mason Recreation is offering free health screenings on Tuesday, July 1 from 3:00-7:00pm in the Aquatic and Fitness center.  Mason Recreation fitness staff will provide an opportunity for blood pressure, postural assessments, squat assessments, and body composition assessments. You also can enjoy a little Q & A with a personal trainer.  Please note: This screening opportunity is not affiliated with myActiveHealth for COVA Care and COVA Health Aware.

4.    Global Fit is offering a 50% discount on a health club activation in the month of July.  Global Fit offers faculty, staff, and retirees full access membership at a discounted rate at more than 10,000 gyms nationwide.  For details, please log-in to and select "myDiscounts" from the left-hand menu.

Tick Tock Discount: Café Rio 50% Discount on 7.14.14
Faculty, staff, retirees and students with a valid Mason ID receive 50% off at Café Rio's Burke and Chantilly locations on July 14, 2014.  For details, please see the Café Rio flyer.<>

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