Human Resources and Payroll



Frequently Asked Questions - Death of Mason Employee

A family member or beneficiary should notify the deceased employee's supervisor or department. The supervisor or department should in turn notify Human Resources and the Payroll Office. University offices are responsible for the following in the event of the death of an employee:


Beneficiaries may wish to read through After the Loss of a Loved One published by the Virginia Retirement System. This document provides information for the beneficiary of someone who died while still employed, as well as someone who had already retired through VRS. It also has a beneficiary checklist at the end of the document which reminds beneficiaries of other issues they may need to address.