From: HR/Payroll Department Contacts [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet P Walker
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 6:49 PM
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Subject: Instant HR/Payroll: You've Got Spirit, America Saves Week, Financial Well-Being Seminars Continue, A Survey Thank You, Faculty/Staff Homecoming Discount, Leading to Well-Being Conference, Hold the Date - It's Spring into Well-Being and more!



You’ve Got the Mason Spirit Wrapped Up Award

Green fleece scarves are back by popular demand.  They’re warm, cozy and a fun way to reward another Mason employee.  Request yours by filling out this online form, or send an email to [log in to unmask].


Questions?  Contact Beth Baroody at 703-993-2739 or [log in to unmask]. Saves Week, February 23-28

Make a pledge to save money, reduce debt and build wealth over time.  For details, resources, and information, visit  After you make your pledge, email [log in to unmask] to let us know and you will be entered into a drawing for the super soft Mason fleece scarf described above.


Financial Well-Being Seminar Series

February financial education classes are just a click away!  Financial Well-Being programming runs across many different financial topics.  On-site classes for the remainder of February (videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince William) include:


2/12 at noon: First Time Homebuyer with Sarah Lieu of Apple Federal Credit Union

2/19 at 1:30: Relocation 101, How to Help New Faculty and Staff Transition to Mason, with a panel from Mason and Interstate Relocation


For a description of each session and to register, please visit  Visit the Financial Well-Being page for lots of resources and upcoming seminars.


On-Boarding Survey: Thank You for Your Help

A big “Thank You” to those who have responded to our survey regarding On-Boarding.  We have received some very insightful comments that will help us determine the next steps needed.  If you have not responded, please take a few moments and complete this short 5 question survey.  We will be looking to summarize the results by COB on February 5th


Faculty/Staff Homecoming Discount

It is that time again—Homecoming at Mason is February 13-15 and the Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join in the fun with a $10 discount when you register using the code GOMASON.  Help welcome back alumni and celebrate Mason! Homecoming 2015 has something for everyone with a beer and wine tasting, tailgating, and brunches across the D.C. metro area. Plus, there’s an official post-game party at Brion's Grille with a special menu, DJ, and more! 


Visit for the most updated event details, lodging, and ticket information.  Go Patriots!


Reminder: Leading to Well-Being Conference

A reminder that the early-bird rate for the Leading to Well-Being conference ends this Friday, February 6.  This year’s event entitled, Leading to Well-Being in Workplaces, Organizations, and Communities Conference  will be held on March 26-27 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church and features keynote speakers Daniel Pink and Kelly McGonigalThe conference, as in years past, will be a terrific opportunity to hear from industry leaders, notable scholars, and practitioners from across the country who are advancing well-being practices and concepts in their organizations.  To learn more, please visit


Hold the Dates: Spring into Well-Being Is Coming!

The 2nd annual Spring into Well-Being celebration will be held from March 19 through April 30.  Spring into Well-Being is a multi-campus collaborative awareness campaign—led by the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, Human Resources and Payroll, and University Life as well as every participating unit, department, and group—celebrating the many well-being programs, activities, and resources available to the Mason community that help build individual and collective capacities for increased vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement.  SIWB is the overarching umbrella for all the many well-being focused activities happening this spring on all the Mason campuses.


For details on the celebration as well as a calendar of events, please visit the Well-Being University website at


Reminder: Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6

Plan to wear red on National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association's quest to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. Take some pictures to commemorate the event and send them to [log in to unmask] to be posted on Mason's Go Red Gallery!


Washington Post/Workplace Dynamics Survey Underway

Mason is participating for the second time in the Washington Post Top Workplaces Program.  In addition to a university profile, there is an online survey of over 800 randomly selected full- and part-time salaried faculty and staff.  Please remind your faculty and staff that if they have been selected, we hope they will share their views about working at Mason by Wednesday, February 12.  If you have any questions please contact the Life/Work Connections team at 3-2604 or via email at [log in to unmask].