Carnegie Mellon University

Additional Information

You are encouraged to review this information prior to your first day.

number 1 icon  Commute Options

Employees have several options for commuting to the Pittsburgh campus.

  • Maps are available for you to familiarize yourself with campus and the local area.
  • Visitor parking is available in the following garages:
    • East Campus
    • Dithridge Street
    • Gates
    • Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Once you begin working, you will be able to apply for a parking permit.
  • CMU has its own shuttle and escort service.
  • Allegheny County Port Authority Transit (PAT) services the campus area.
    • PAT's website provides Trip Tools to help riders find routes, schedules, detours and real-time arrival information.
    • Riders can also use several apps to track PAT vehicles.
    • Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can use their CMU ID Card to access PAT system buses, inclines and light rail free of charge. 
  • If you need an accommodation (e.g., disabled parking), please contact Disability Services within the Office of Human Resources.

number 2 icon  Tax and Payment Elections

To complete your tax elections and payment elections (direct deposit), you will need to have a Social Security number* entered in Workday (through the Edit Government ID task).

  • You will complete your tax elections as one of your onboarding tasks, which includes your Form W-4 for federal withholding as well as state and local tax forms.
  • The preferred method for paying employees is through direct deposit. You will complete payment elections (direct deposit) in Workday. If no payment elections are made prior to payroll processing, your default payment election will be a Wisely ADP Paycard which will be sent to your primary address on file in Workday. Learn more about Wisely ADP Paycards.
  • If your position is non-exempt, you will be required to submit hours in Workday.

The Workday Onboarding Tasks System Guide [pdf] is available to assist with the completion of your onboarding tasks. Assistance with your tax elections and payment elections will be provided during the onboarding session.

*If you do not have a Social Security number, you will need to apply for one [pdf] as soon as possible.

number 3 icon  Benefit Options

The Benefits Guide [pdf] contains information about the wide range of health and welfare benefits offered at CMU. View your eligibility for benefits.

Health and Welfare Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a variety of health plans to suit your needs.

Retirement Savings Benefits

For eligible employees, Carnegie Mellon automatically contributes an amount equal to 8% of your eligible base salary, unless you have a 9-month academic year appointment; then Carnegie Mellon contributes 9.78% of your academic year salary, paid over nine months.

Time Away from Work

Carnegie Mellon provides various types of paid time off for eligible employees:

Members of the AFL-CIO Local 95 — International Union of Operating Engineers are covered under their own contract, which specifies their benefits coverage options.

number 4 icon  CMU History, Traditions and Excellence