HR @ Carnegie Mellon University - 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

Military Leave Policy

The University strongly supports its employees as they perform their obligations to serve in America’s armed forces, and recognizes and values the contributions that they make to the United States in this capacity. Accordingly, the University is pleased to announce the adoption of a new policy that will benefit reservists in the U.S. military (including the National Guard) who receive orders to report for duty (for annual active-duty training or for an extended period of activation). Such reservists will be granted military leave by the University as described in the newly enacted policy. Certain aspects of the policy will be implemented effective October 1, 2015 while other benefits will take effect by January 1, 2016. Some of the highlights of the new policy, which will be effective October 1, 2015, are as follows:

  • The University will pay the staff member’s regular rate of University pay for the first 11 days of military leave (prorated for part-time staff) that run concurrent with the staff member’s regular workdays. Provided, however, the maximum number of days of military leave paid at the regular rate shall not exceed 11 days per year (prorated for part-time staff). Service pay may be retained.
  • For periods of activation longer than 11 days of regular workdays but less than 6 calendar months, the University will pay the difference, if any, between your regular University pay rate and the sum of your military basic pay, housing allowance, and subsistence allowance. At the conclusion of the 6 months, the University pay differential will cease. Provided, however, the annual maximum period of military leave paid at the differential rate shall not exceed 6 months.

If you are a reservist who may benefit from this Policy, please contact Jan Provenzano, Leaves Manager, for additional details.

Family & Child Care Resources Available

We are pleased to announce a new resource for CMU families. Our Family & Child Care Resources page provides information and resources helpful to parents, families, and children of all ages. Included on the site:

  • Directories of child care providers in the area
  • Tips for selecting quality child care
  • Links to CMU-related medical programs and area medical resources
  • Links to regional family activities
  • Parenting resources
  • A directory of educational and athletic programs and camps in the region - including many with CMU affiliations

Learn more about Family & Child Care Resources.