Carnegie Mellon University

Campus Partners

Human Resources maintains a collaborative relationship with several groups that provide complementary services across campus. These partnerships allow us to better serve the campus community through the sharing of information, resources and best practices. 

We work with our Campus Business Partners to develop, administer and communicate the financial, administrative and HR-related policies of the university. 

Our Learning Partners are charged with getting you the information you need and aiding you in developing your skills and abilities. HR works with these Learning Partners to streamline opportunities for job training, system training and professional development.

Campus Business Partners

Academic Business Managers' Council

The Academic Business Managers' Council is made up of all academic representatives from the Administrative Leadership Group.

Administrative Leadership Group

The Administrative Leadership Group responds to current and pending financial and administrative issues and develops solutions in line with the university mission.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the representative assembly of the Faculty Organization, which is made up of all full-time Carnegie Mellon faculty members.

Finance Division

The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research and strategic goals of the university.

Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel addresses all of the legal issues arising from the activities of Carnegie Mellon University's schools, colleges, institutes and administrative departments.


The Division of Operations leads the university’s work in key areas of human, physical and technological infrastructure and services.

Staff Council

Staff Council serves as the voice for staff members at Carnegie Mellon through policy advocacy and community involvement.

Total Compensation Committee

The Total Compensation Committee serves as the fiduciary and administrator for all benefit plans for the university.

Learning Partners

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is available for training and consultation for staff who have questions about how to support distressed students and assist them in accessing mental health services on campus. CAPS is happy to work with interested departments to develop mental health related training opportunities by request.

Environment at CMU

Environmental innovation is an integral part of Carnegie Mellon's culture, curriculum and practice. Environment at CMU is available to provide training for staff on a variety of topics to reduce your environmental footprint while at work, including the Scotty Goes Green Certification Program.

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety serves the community by anticipating problems; developing proactive programs; and providing guidance, training and consultative assistance on a wide range of issues concerning personal safety and environmental protection.

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management closely partners with Carnegie Mellon colleagues in maintaining appropriate risk management strategies and practices consistent with our shared commitments and priorities.

Finance Division

The Finance Division offers several courses focusing on financial processes and procedures, as well as the university’s financial systems. Finance courses are offered as either hands-on instructor-led sessions, full length web-based courses, or shorter web-based tutorials.

HR Technology

The HR Technology team manages and supports all university-wide HR and Payroll systems, including Workday and Taleo and the legacy systems HREM/HRIS and TMS.

Information Security Office

The Information Security Office provides an online course entitled Security 101 to faculty members, staff members and Ph.D. students to raise awareness about data and information system security requirements along with related policies, procedures and guidelines. ISO also offers online resources and conducts training upon request.

Institutional Research & Analysis

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis gathers and analyzes data for use in university-wide academic and administrative decision making and assessment activities. IR&A offers a workshop series that follows the typical research progression of developing research questions, conducting the research, analyzing the data and sharing the results.

Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel offers training on various legal issues to the university's faculty members, staff members and administrators. The OGC is happy to work with interested departments in customizing new training to meet specific needs.

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance supports research at Carnegie Mellon University and works with researchers to ensure that research is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations. ORIC strives to foster compliance without impeding the process of research.

Professional Development Services

Professional Development Services provides staff members with opportunities to support knowledge, skill and competency development. PDS provides workshops, Workday trainings, new hire programs, organizational development consultations, compliance training initiatives and opportunities to share best practices with your colleagues. 

Research Administrators Council

RAC's mission is to provide a university-wide arena for discussion of those topics impacting research and the administration of research at Carnegie Mellon; to address the training needs of the campus community in the area of research administration; and to facilitate the dissemination of information that may impact the administration of research. Contact Liz Fox to learn more.


SafeZone is a network of allies committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at Carnegie Mellon, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. All members of the campus community are invited to join the network. To join, you are asked to participate in a two-hour training session geared to help you become a better ally.

University Health Services

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. University Health Services helps Carnegie Mellon staff members, faculty members and students get and stay healthy. We do this through individual clinical services, health education programs and campus initiatives.

University Lecture Series

The University Lecture Series features a diverse range of lectures and performances by artists, scholars and experts invited by Carnegie Mellon faculty members, students and staff members. ULS also works in partnership with research centers and academic units across campus to present several policy, research and academic talks throughout the year.