Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda

Carnegie Mellon's global reach extends into Africa with the CMU Information and Communication Technology Center of Excellence in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. This innovative program, with faculty and staff from the College of Engineering, provides two CMU master’s programs to students in one of the fastest growing economic regions of the world.

The university offers benefits to eligible faculty and staff members working in Rwanda. Eligible employees may cover their eligible dependents under certain benefits. Benefits eligible expatriate employees may register and cover their same- or opposite-sex domestic partner. Offerings and coverage are determined by your employment status (full- or part-time, expatriate or local).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time, benefits-eligible —Scheduled Hours: At least 37.5 hours per week or 100% of a full-time schedule
  • Part-time, benefits-eligible — Scheduled Hours: At least 17.5 hours per week or 46.7% of a full-time schedule
  • Not benefits-eligible — Scheduled Hours: Less than 17.5 hours per week or 46.7% of a full-time schedule

Retirement Savings Eligibility

  • All employees who are U.S. citizens (expatriate or local hire) may contribute to a retirement savings plan by payroll deduction.
  • Full-time employees who are paid in USD and are expatriates are eligible for university contributions to a retirement savings plan.
  • Part-time employees who are paid in USD and are expatriates are eligible for university contributions once they reach 1,000 hours in an employment year.

Specific eligibility requirements (such as minimum hours worked, citizenship, U.S. sourced income/expatriate status, service requirement, etc.) or different benefit levels may exist.

Benefits Offerings for Full-Time Expatriates and Local-Hire Non-Rwandan Citizens

Health and Welfare

Financial

  • Spending Accounts (expatriates with U.S. sourced income only)
  • Retirement Savings
    • University contribution of 8% of your salary (9.78% for employees on a 9-month appointment) to the 403(b) Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan (FSRP) at no cost to you (expatriates with U.S. sourced income only)
    • Pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) supplemental contributions to the FSRP (expatriates with U.S. sourced income and U.S. citizen local hires only)
  • Tuition Benefits for Yourself and Your Dependent Children

Other Benefits

Benefits Offerings for Eligible Part-Time Expatriates and Local-Hire Non-Rwandan Citizens

Health and Welfare

Financial

  • Retirement Savings
    • University contribution of 8% of your salary (9.78% for employees on a 9-month appointment) to the 403(b) Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan (FSRP) at no cost to you (expatriates with U.S. sourced income only; must work 1000 hours in an employment year)
    • Pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) supplemental contributions to the FSRP (expatriates with U.S. sourced income and U.S. citizen local hires only)
  • Tuition Benefits for Yourself

Other Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program [pdf]
  • Time Away from Work
    • Time off and leaves as required under Rwandan labor laws
    • Designated paid holidays consistent with the host country

Benefits Offerings for Full-Time Local-Hire Rwandan Citizens

Health and Welfare

Financial

Other Benefits

Benefits Offerings for Eligible Part-Time Local-Hire Rwandan Citizens

Health and Welfare

Financial

Other Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program [pdf]
  • Time Away from Work
    • Time off and leaves as required under Rwandan labor laws
    • Designated paid holidays consistent with the host country

Contact the Carriers

CIGNA Global Health Benefits Plan
Group Number: 02424A
Phone: 800-441-2668 or 302-797-3100 (Outside the U.S. should call collect)
Tel-Drug Phone: 800-835-3784 or 605-373-0100
UAP
+250 788 388 898
+250 733 998 889
MetLife
Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
Phone: 800-638-6420