Staff Council - Carnegie Mellon University


Staff Council (brochure.pdf) serves as the voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University through policy advocacy and community involvement, providing an organization that enables staff to realize their full potential and impact their quality of life. The chief purpose of Staff Council is to examine matters related to all staff, and to formulate recommendations to the university administration. The responsibility of Staff Council is to represent all persons holding full- or part-time staff appointments at Carnegie Mellon who are not represented by the faculty organization or a bargaining unit.

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Staff Council general body meetings, open to all staff members, are held from noon – 1 PM on the third Thursdays of the month. Click on "Meetings" in the left-hand navigation column for specific dates and locations.  Questions? Send email to

Staff Council News

Monday, October 31, 2016

Benefits Open Forum Video Now Available

Benefits Open Forum Video Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University Staff Council and Human Resources hosted a Benefits Open Forum on October 25, 2016 from noon-1 p.m. in Rangos in the Cohon University Center.  The forum was available to all staff members not represented by a bargaining unit.

The event was recorded so staff members not in attendance could learn more about the benefits packages available for 2017, which will be available during the open enrollment period which runs from October 31, 2016 - November 14, 2016.

Here is a link to that video.

You can also learn more about the Open Enrollment process by visiting the CMU HR Open Enrollment Webpage.


Employee Discounts and Perks

Everyone likes getting a bargain. But did you know that CMU faculty and staff are eligible for special deals just because they are employees of the university?

There are several activities in which CMU staff are eligible for a discount.  These discounts are made possible by the work of our Staff Council Kennywood & Entertainment Discounts Committee.

  • Scarehouse—New for 2016!
  • Hersheypark in the Dark
  • Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights
  • Cedar Point Hallo-Weekends
  • Idlewild Halloboo

You can always visit  Staff Council Perks & Discounts for links about additional discounts offered to staff.


Next General Body Meeting:

Thursday, January 19, noon
Location TBA

Weight Watchers Open House

Monday, January 9th
Cyert B6A
Weight Watchers is having a flash sale for new "At Works" that begin in January. You get 15% off of 12 week session. So instead of $156 it is $132.60 which of course includes the online tools. Come see what it's all about and bring a friend!

Oakland Restaurant Week (Jan 30-Feb 4, 2017)

Win free lunch for a month as well as other great prizes from Oakland retail shops! Also, enjoy a Meatless Monday option thanks to the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants Program — helping to reduce the impact on the environment. This event is funded by the Oakland Business Improvement District with support provided by Sustainable Pittsburgh. For more info, visit:

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