Carnegie Mellon University

Current Faculty and Staff Members

Learn how to complete common HR-related tasks as an employee at Carnegie Mellon. On this page:


You can use Workday to complete many HR and payroll tasks, including electing and changing benefits, updating personal information, submitting time (hourly employees), requesting PTO and viewing payslips. Once logged in, you can use Workday Assistant to complete common tasks. You can also refer to Workday Guides for step-by-step instructions.

Benefit Changes

You must experience a qualifying life and family status change to make changes to your benefit elections.

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.

Retirement Contribution Changes

AFL-CIO Local 95 — International Union of Operating Engineers are covered under their own contract, which specifies their retirement program options.

Tuition Benefits

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.

Personal Information Changes

You can make changes to your personal information, including legal and preferred name, address, phone numbers and emergency contacts; payment elections (direct deposit); and tax elections. Learn how to change your personal information in Workday.

Leaving the University

If you decide to end your employment with Carnegie Mellon University, review the key steps that you should take to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to and that your last-day obligations are met.