Additional Benefits-Human Resources - Carnegie Mellon University

Additional Benefits

Carnegie Mellon makes available a number of secondary benefits for faculty and staff. Eligibility rules vary; please read the information about each benefit separately.

University ID Cards

All employees should obtain a Carnegie Mellon ID Card from The HUB within their first week of employment. (You may receive an ID Card after your appointment has been entered into the system and is active.) Your ID card enables you to:

  • use university facilities & services (such as athletic facilities, libraries, and university events);
  • take advantage of discounts for faculty/staff (at the University Stores, School of Drama performances, etc.);
  • gain entrance to university buildings and offices;
  • link your card with your PNC bank account, so it can be used as an ATM card;
  • ride on PAT System busses, T and inclines;
  • use PlaidCa$h: a prepaid debit account accessible via your ID Card. It can be used dozens of locations, including on-campus stores, dining facilities, and off-campus restaurants and stores.

Eligible dependents of benefits-eligible employees can also receive an ID Card.  For more information about this benefit, visit The HUB website at