University Institutes Two New Administrative Policies

Posted: October 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason has recently established two new administrative policies: Direct Deposit and Employee Pay, and Telework and Flextime.

Electronic direct deposit assures that an employee’s paycheck is in their checking or savings account on payday even if they are sick or on vacation. Electronic direct deposit also offers enhanced paycheck security and operational efficiencies. Therefore, electronic direct deposit is mandatory for all permanent and wage employees hired on or after Feb. 1, 2002.

It is the policy of George Mason to promote and implement procedures that allow employees, when possible, to telework or use flextime. Telework and flextime policies and procedures allow opportunities for improved work performance; increased employee retention; reduced commuting costs; departmental cost reductions, temporary or permanent job modifications for Return-to-Work and/or the American with Disabilities Act compliance, and consideration of an employee’s quality of work life.

In addition to the new administrative policies, the Transitional Modified Duty has been rewritten. George Mason believes it is in the best interest of the university and its employees to facilitate the expedient return of faculty and staff to full duty after they have been absent due to injury, illness, or other medical conditions. This policy applies to both personal and work-related medical absences. George Mason provides for the use of transitional modified duty assignments and will, to the extent possible, assist employees by temporarily modifying work assignment duties or arranging for temporary transfer until the employee is medically released to resume regular duties.

For more information, visit the new University Policies web site.

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