Human Resources Wins Award for Work Life Strategies

Posted: April 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Human Resources and Payroll Department at George Mason received a 2005 Strategic Business Award in the Successful Work Life Strategies category from the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA) last week.

The award recognizes “a creative approach to work life strategies that both increased employee job satisfaction and had a positive effect on the bottom line.” Mason’s efforts were noted for their depth and breadth in helping faculty and staff balance work and home lives with such programs as relocation and retiree packages and an array of training opportunities covering work and personal life needs. Frequent employee recognition and surveys to keep programming consistent with the workforce’s changing needs were also cited.

Linda Harber receiving award
Linda Harber, right, assistant vice president for human resources, receives a Strategic Business Award from HRA-NCA at a ceremony last week.

“We were honored to be recognized with this award and pleased to accept it on behalf of all of the great initiatives and leadership support within Mason, says Linda Harber, assistant vice president for human resources. “Work/life programs help to contribute to the success and happiness of Mason faculty and staff. HR/Payroll is continuously looking for new opportunities to enhance our quality of work life.”

HRA-NCA is an affiliated chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management. The organization has more than 500 members in the Washington, D.C., area and has been in existence for nearly 60 years.

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