George Mason Honored As Family-Friendly Workplace

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

George Mason University was recently recognized by Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), a nonprofit organization based in Oakton, Va., as an employer that provides its workers with family-friendly benefits packages and helps employees maintain a balance between work and family life.

“You truly make Northern Virginia a better place to live and work,” said NVFS President and CEO Mary Agee in a news release announcing the winners of its annual Companies as Responsive Employers (CARE) awards. George Mason was cited in the large company category, along with Sallie Mae, for its employee recognition program and benefits that enhance employees’ quality of life.

“Recognition and reward are critical components of the relationship between employees and their employers,” the NVFS news release said. “George Mason University is fortunate to have an extensive and diverse recognition program that is centrally funded by the university. Examples of other work-life benefits include an on-site child development center, on-site fitness center and pool and time off for volunteering.”

Northern Virginia Family Services Award ceremony
President Alan Merten, second from left, accepted the CARE award on behalf of the university. With him, from left, are George Lane, CARE Awards Advisory Committee chair; Mary Agee, NVFS president and CEO; Leslie Keelty, incoming CARE committee chair; and Tom Joyce, Sallie Mae vice president of corporate communications.
Photo Courtesy NVFS

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