Quality of Life Survey Results Posted on Web Site

Posted: October 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The results of the Quality of Work Life survey distributed in April are posted today on the work life web site. According to the survey, overall job satisfaction at George Mason is reasonably high, with nearly two-thirds (63 percent) saying they are either “satisfied” or “very satisfied.” A similar percentage agrees that their quality of work life is good. However, many employees had individual comments identifying areas of concern in their work life, including work load, institutional procedures, and lack of promotion.

The anonymous survey included a long form, which had 73 structured questions and was sent to 600 employees of the university, and a short form consisting of three open-ended questions, which was distributed to all other employees. The responses were analyzed by the Quality of Work Life Task Force.

Mason employees are now invited to participate in a university-wide dialogue attended by President Alan Merten about the quality of work life at the university. Dates for 12 discussion sessions have been established, and feedback from these sessions will be incorporated in the task force’s final report and recommendations, which will be delivered to the president, provost, and members of the university community at the beginning of the spring semester.

The discussion dates are Oct. 12 and Nov. 20 for adjunct faculty; Oct. 16 and Nov. 15 for administrative personnel and professional faculty; Oct. 25, Nov. 9, Nov. 17, and Dec. 4 for classified staff; Dec. 5 for restricted faculty; Oct. 13 and Oct. 31 for tenure-line faculty; and Nov. 1 for wage staff. To RSVP for a discussion session, call x32741. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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