University Employees to Receive Work Life Survey

Posted: April 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All faculty and staff members will receive a survey in the mail next week about the quality of their work life at George Mason. The survey is sponsored by the Worklife Taskforce, which was appointed by President Alan Merten last fall. This task force is composed of representatives of both faculty and staff, and has been meeting regularly to review current policies and services. The purpose of the survey, according to vice president of University Life Karen Rosenblum, is to “identify what can be improved in the workplace that is both under our control and that we can afford.”

Two forms of the survey are being distributed. The “long form” is sent to 600 randomly selected university employees. All others receive the “short form,” which has been designed to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide input to the task force. The short form contains three open-ended questions and the long form includes four pages of statements that must be rated on a scale of 1 to 5.

All employees will be surveyed, including adjunct and restricted faculty, classified staff, and those on wages. The survey is completely anonymous and must be returned by Friday, May 5. After the surveys are returned and analyzed, the task force will send recommendations to the Executive Council, which will then make the appropriate decisions that are feasible, says Rosenblum.

For more information about the study, contact Rosenblum at x38760 or, or Linda Westphal at x32600 or

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