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.

Get Involved!

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.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Costco Customer Appreciation Event

Staff Council is pleased to offer a
Costco Customer Appreciation Event

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 19
Sunday, November 20
Saturday, December 17
Sunday, December 18

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Benefits & Fitness Fair

Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Benefits & Fitness Fair provides a great opportunity for individuals to talk with Health & Welfare plan representatives about plan options as well as several CMU departments and community organizations that provide health and wellness programs.
Monday, October 31, 2016

Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2017 benefits will be held from Monday, October 31 through Monday, November 14, 2016.

For information about 2017 benefits, including plan changes, rates, and the 2017 Benefits Guide, visit the 2017 Open Enrollment site.

Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 Carnegie Mellon Food Drive

Carnegie Mellon's 23rd annual Food Drive to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, sponsored by Staff Council, begins Monday, October 31 and runs through Monday, November 14.

There are lots of opportunities to donate. You can bring donations to the One Day, One Can event during the Benefits and Fitness Fair on Nov. 4 in Rangos Hall, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Cohon University Center, and be entered for a chance at great prizes! Or add to the annual Cans Across the Cut on the last day of the drive, November 14.

Please join the campus community in helping to fight hunger in Pittsburgh!

For more ideas on ways you can help...

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.