All, the new postdoc policy is now official. Perhaps the most important change for us is that open searches are no longer required to hire a postdoc.


Dr. Art Pyster
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

Director for Strategic Integration
Fellow and Founders Award Recipient
International Council on Systems Engineering

National Treasurer, Sigma Theta Mu
Systems Honor Society


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From: Michael Laskofski <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: Postdoc Policy
Date: January 23, 2018 at 12:09:27 PM EST
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Hello Research Council – Please see below from Elizabeth Woodley regarding the Postdoc policy.  Although the formal approval process has taken longer than expected, this update is consistent with what we discussed several months ago.  Also, the procedural changes have been in place for some time already (most notably the elimination of the search requirement for Postdoc hires).  If you have any questions please let me know.

Best Regards,
From: Elizabeth I Woodley 
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:15 AM
To: Michael Laskofski <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Postdoc Policy
Good morning Mike,
The Postdoc policy has been signed and is up on the website:
Elizabeth Woodley, J.D.
University Ethics Officer and Policy Manager
George Mason University
Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics