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
Changes to Retirement Plans Effective April 1, 2015
Significant changes to the University’s retirement plans will be occurring effective April 1, 2015. These changes will include a new core lineup of funds with very competitive fees, and a much wider selection of funds from a variety of providers that will satisfy the needs of participants who want more flexibility and choice. Objective retirement investment guidance will also be available for those who want it. (Funds within the self-directed brokerage option are not eligible for this guidance.)
To permit the University to be able to implement these improvements, effective April 1, 2015, the Carnegie Mellon University Tax Deferred Annuities (TDA) Plan will be merged into the Carnegie Mellon University Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan (FSRP). The Carnegie Mellon University 401(k) Plan, which is limited to non-U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. residents (non-resident aliens), will not change and will continue to be a separate retirement plan. Thus, effective April 1, 2015, you will either be a participant in the FSRP or the 401(k) Plan.
A new set of investment choices will be implemented beginning April 1, 2015. This new structure has been designed to help all participants make informed investment decisions, taking into account their personal goals, their tolerance for risk and their desire to actively manage their investments.
Learn more about these changes:
- Read an Overview of the April 2015 Retirement Plan Changes [pdf].
- Review the CMU Retirement Transition Guide [pdf].
- Attend one of our upcoming Retirement Changes Information Sessions [pdf] on the Pittsburgh campus.
New Offer Letter Templates Available
We have updated the Offer Letter Templates to provide information about Pennsylvania Act 153, which requires certain Child Protective Services clearances. The new templates, which are specific to the employee status and position, include references to Workday and the CMUWorks Service Center. Please use the new Offer Letter Templates going forward when preparing to make an offer to employees. Learn more about Extending an Offer and the new templates (CMU password required).
Utilize CMU-Offered Programs and Benefits for a Healthy New Year
If you set resolutions to be healthier in 2015, take advantage of your University-offered health and wellness benefits and programs to help you achieve your goals. CMU offers benefits and programs to faculty and staff, ranging from an Employee Assistance Program and Preventive Care through University-offered health insurance to complementary access to CMU fitness facilities and help with quitting tobacco. Learn more about having Healthy, Happy New Year with CMU benefits and programming.