July 08, 2020
During this unprecedented time, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) wants draw attention to some key support resources as most of our normal work patterns have changed and new environments pose challenges that were not present earlier this year. These resources are available to provide additional support and to enhance the strength, talent and diversity of our campus community.
As President Jahanian announced in his message regarding confronting racism, “At times like this we must reflect on what we can do to make society, including our own community, more just … We know we have much work to do to live out these values at Carnegie Mellon. Learning about each other’s lived experiences; engaging with and supporting colleagues; challenging injustice when we witness it; and, especially, actively listening to each other will truly help us build the campus climate we seek.”
As we have these conversations and challenge injustice in our campus community, our membership with Vibrant Pittsburgh allows members of the campus community to access data, articles, tools and other resources about diversity and inclusion in our region. Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mission is “to build a thriving and inclusive Pittsburgh region by attracting, retaining, and elevating a diversity of talent.” Vibrant Pittsburgh accomplishes this vision by partnering with regional employers, such as CMU, “to promote and implement initiatives that are designed to welcome and retain more diverse talent.” President Jahanian directly referenced Vibrant Pittsburgh's resources in his list of concrete actions to combat racism [pdf].
To access resources and for more information, visit Vibrant Pittsburgh and log on to use CMU’s member resources (Username: CMU, Password: 5000Forbes). For further question or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Providers and Summer Job Opportunities
Due to the pandemic, many summer jobs or internships have been eliminated, and many past service providers may not be available. Fortunately, OHR is managing two resources that can help both to find services and to find jobs.
CMU is partnering with Care@Work by Care.com to offer a new family care benefit. Caring for your family while you are at work can often be a challenge, especially during the current COVID-19 emergency situation. To help alleviate some of life’s unexpected challenges, the university is providing faculty, staff and graduate students (undergraduate students needing family care resources should reach out to the OHR for assistance) with the following services through the Care@Work program:
- Care.com Membership: Premium, unlimited access to Care.com to find providers for your ongoing care needs for children, seniors, pets, your home, and more.
- Backup Care for Children: Access to in-home or in-center vetted and subsidized care for your children when your regular care is not available, including school holidays, last-minute sitter cancellations, or when your child is sick.
- Backup Care for Adults: Includes help recovering from surgery, meal prep, or care for when regular adult care is not available.
- Care Select: 10% tuition discount with the largest network of early childhood education programs in the U.S., for children ages six weeks to school age.
CareLink is a platform that allows talented members of the CMU community to share their services with others on campus in need of help. This tool provides a space where our community can support one another directly through sharing needs and matching those needs with the diversity of talent that exist at CMU.
In addition to the CMU community, CMU staff, faculty and students can sponsor individuals — such as a sibling or a spouse — to allow them to use the site. CareLink provides an alternative option for finding help or a job and is a way for our community to connect, support one another and embrace our shared talent. Visit carelink.cmu.edu for more information. To log in, use your Andrew ID and password. For questions or concerns, please reach out to email@example.com.