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

New CMU Observed Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On August 21st, President Suresh declared Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day an official university holiday to be observed by the students, staff and faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s U.S. campuses. With the addition of MLK Day, the number of official university holidays in the U.S. will be ten, with the number of floating holidays remaining at three.

MLK Day will be observed on the third Monday of each January. In 2015, the holiday will be celebrated on January 19. The university will be closed on MLK Day, and all non-essential personnel are not expected to report to work. This would be handled in a manner consistent with the upcoming Labor Day, also a university holiday during the regular school year.

If departmental administrators have any questions about the implementation of the new holiday, please contact HR’s Benefits Department at extension 8-2047, or by email to

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