Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

At the invitation of the South Australian Government, Carnegie Mellon University opened its campus in Adelaide in 2006. It serves as the Australian campus of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Located in the International University Precinct situated in the heritage-listed Torrens Building in Victoria Square, it was the first international university to establish in Australia.

The university offers benefits to eligible faculty and staff members working in Australia. Eligible employees may cover their eligible dependents under certain benefits. Benefits eligible 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 36.75 hours per week for general staff members and 38 hours per week for academic staff members, 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 Non-Tax Resident Local Hires

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 Non-Tax Resident Local Hires

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 Australian labor laws
    • Designated paid holidays consistent with the host country

Benefits Offerings for Full-Time Tax-Resident Local Hires

Health and Welfare

Financial

Other Benefits

Benefits Offerings for Eligible Part-Time Tax-Resident Local Hires

Health and Welfare

  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage are through the Australian national health system
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

Financial

Other Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program [pdf]
  • Time Away from Work
    • Time off and leaves as required under Australian 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
MetLife
Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
Phone: 800-638-6420