Carnegie Mellon University

Current Faculty and Staff Members

Find helpful information to assist you throughout your career at Carnegie Mellon. Learn more about how to make the most of the benefits available to you and explore opportunities to get involved.

number 1 icon  Workday

Workday provides employees with self-service options to complete many HR and payroll tasks, including electing and changing benefits and retirement savings contributions, updating personal information, submitting time (hourly employees), requesting Paid Time Off and viewing payslips. Refer to Workday Guides for step-by-step instructions to complete common tasks in Workday.

number 2 icon  Benefits Overview

You must experience a qualifying life and family status change to make changes to your benefit elections. 
  • Changes to benefit elections must be submitted in Workday within 30 days of the qualifying event.
  • Documentation is required within 30 days of submitting the change in Workday.
  • You will receive a Workday notification once your benefit elections are approved. Enrollment information is sent to the insurance carriers the Monday morning after your elections are approved.
  • Beginning the Wednesday after your elections are sent to the carrier(s), you can create user accounts on your insurance carriers’ websites
    • Temporary insurance cards (ID cards) can be printed through your user account.
    • Permanent insurance cards are sent within 7–10 business days.

TES employees transferring to a regular position with the same benefit eligibility are not permitted to make new benefit elections.

Student workers who are enrolled in student health coverage and move to a faculty or staff position can waive duplicate coverage at the time of hire and then submit a Loss of Outside Coverage life event effective August 1 to replace the coverage lost on July 31.

*Members of the AFL-CIO Local 95 — International Union of Operating Engineers are covered under their own contract, which specifies their retirement program options.
Carnegie Mellon provides several types of benefits to accommodate your needs to take time off. The eligibility requirements and compensation/benefits for each type of leave differ. In all cases, you should notify your manager and seek approval for time away from the office with as much advance notice as possible. Questions concerning time off and leaves should be directed to the HR Service Center.

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff members can receive tuition remission or assistance for themselves and their dependent children. Courses may be taken at CMU or at another institution.

Carnegie Mellon offers two benefit programs to assist with child care costs: the Cyert Center for Early Education Sliding Scale benefit and a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account.

  1. The Cyert Center for Early Education is a full-day early care and education program serving the university. The Sliding Scale benefit provides eligible employees with a reduction in the Cyert Center’s tuition rate, taking into account your family income for the prior calendar year. 
  2. Carnegie Mellon offers a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) to help you lower your dependent care expenses by paying with tax-free money. Learn more about the DCRA benefit and tax implications.

number 3 icon  Personal Information Changes

You can make changes to your personal information, including legal and preferred name, address and phone numbers; payment elections (direct deposit); and tax elections.

number 4 icon  Training and Professional Development

number 5 icon  Policies, Handbooks and Guidelines

Carnegie Mellon's policies ensure fair treatment of all individuals. 

number 6 icon  Discounts and Perks

number 7 icon  Opportunities to Stay Involved, Informed and Healthy

Learn about opportunities to get involved in the campus community.

number 8 icon  Retiring from Carnegie Mellon

As you prepare for retirement, review the resources provided by the Office of Human Resources and the university's retirement plan vendors.