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 (usually entered when completing the Form I-9).

  • 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.
  • You will have the option to be paid via direct deposit or Wisely ADP Paycard. If no payment elections are made prior to payroll processing or you do not have a Social Security number on file, your default payment election will be a Wisely ADP Paycard which will be sent to your primary address on file in Workday. View the Payroll Resources page to learn more about Wisely ADP Paycards.
  • If your position is non-exempt, you will be required to submit hours in Workday. 
*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