Carnegie Mellon University

Your First Month

Once your onboarding tasks are completed, learn more about how to make the most of the benefits available to you and explore opportunities to get involved.

number 1 icon  Benefits Enrollment

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

UPMC requires your ID number in order to create a user account. Call UPMC customer service at 855-497-8762 to obtain your ID number. Vision Benefits of America (VBA) does not issue ID cards. 

number 2 icon  Retirement Savings Enrollment

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

number 3 icon  Training Requirements and Opportunities

number 4 icon  Supervisor Relationship

  • Meet with your supervisor early on to discuss department specific information, including departmental goals and mission, organizational structure, and expectations for work hours, lunch breaks and daily attire.
  • Review job duties and performance expectations during your six-month provisional period and beyond.
  • Maintain an open dialogue to clarify expectations and facilitate feedback.
  • Learn your department's process for reporting and submitting Paid Time Off. 
  • Discuss professional development and personal growth opportunities.

number 5 icon  Policies, Handbooks and Guidelines

CMU employees are required to adhere to university policies and all applicable handbooks, guidelines and required employee notices.

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.

Once you have completed your onboarding tasks and reviewed all the information for New Faculty and Staff, please refer to the Current Faculty and Staff section for information as you continue your career at Carnegie Mellon.