Human Resources - Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon is a global research university recognized for academic excellence, groundbreaking research and interdisciplinary collaboration. Human Resources supports the university's efforts to attract, develop and retain a world-class, diverse workforce. Recognizing that each employee plays an important role in advancing Carnegie Mellon’s success, Human Resources also provides a variety of high-quality programs and services that help employees thrive. Our website provides information about these programs and services, as well as Carnegie Mellon’s benefits programs. If you have any questions, please contact us.

What's Happening in Human Resources

Retirement Education Workshops:

Presented by Vanguard

Note: Employees do not need to have retirement savings with Vanguard to attend these workshops.

While registration is not required for these free workshops, space is limited. Reserve a spot by contacting HR Help at or 412-268-2047.

A Practical Guide to Help You Make a Smooth Transition to Retirement

April 23, 10 – 11 a.m., UC Dowd Room

This workshop is geared towards employees three to ten years from retirement. Topics include assessing whether you will have enough money, retirement “rescue” strategies, and managing investments during the transition. Participants receive Spending Plan and Retirement Readiness Worksheets and an Investor Questionnaire.

Fine-Tuning Your Investments to be Well-Diversified

April 23, 12 – 1:15 p.m., UC Dowd Room

This workshop is for employees who understand investing basics and want to build a well-diversified asset mix. Key points of discussion include understanding diversification and sub-asset allocation, fund selection and performance evaluation, and why smart people make investing mistakes. Participants receive a workbook, The Big Picture Worksheet, and an Investor Questionnaire.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning for a Successful Retirement

April 23, 4 – 5 p.m., UC Dowd Room

This workshop is geared towards employees more than ten years away from retirement. Participants will determine a retirement savings goal and annual savings needed to meet the goal, and evaluate their investment strategies using Retirement Savings and Cash Flow Worksheets and an Investor Questionnaire.

The 2014 Andy Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

The Andy Awards is an annual program recognizing Carnegie Mellon staff members who display excellence in the following categories: Commitment to Students, Community Contributions, Culture, Dedication, Innovation and University Citizenship. Winners will be announced in the fall at ceremony open to the campus community.

Nominations will be accepted through July 9th. For more information, or to nominate an outstanding staff member, please visit the awards' website at

New Lactation Rooms:

As a service to our community members, Carnegie Mellon is pleased to offer several lactation rooms for the purpose of expressing milk while on campus. These spaces are open to students, faculty and staff.

For more information, including details about requesting access, room locations, and guidelines for room use, see our Lactation Room site.

Important Notice Concerning Retirement Plans at Vanguard®

As previously communicated, Vanguard is currently making back-end administrative changes to the Carnegie Mellon University Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan (“FSRP”) and CMU Tax Deferred Annuities Plan (“TDA Plan”) the week of April 21st, resulting in a systemic freeze. As a result, users will not be able to complete transactions and may not be able to view their account information during this freeze. The freeze should be lifted on Friday, April 25th. Thank you for your patience.

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