Carnegie Mellon University

Employee Referral Program

The university is looking for qualified candidates to fill positions in the Cyert Center for Early Education and Computing Services. To help the effort, we are piloting a new employee referral program. Staff members who submit a referral through the duration of the pilot are eligible to receive an employee referral reward if the referred candidate is hired and completes their six-month provisional period.

Program Specifications

  • Eligible staff members who submit a referral between March 7 and September 30, 2022 for the position of Director, Cyert Center for Early EducationEarly Childhood Educator or Assistant Early Childhood Educator will receive a one-time employee referral reward of $500 if the referred candidate is hired and completes their six-month provisional period. One is not eligible for the reward if the referred applicant is an existing CMU staff member, a former CMU staff member, or a temporary or contingent worker doing work for CMU.
  • Eligible staff members who submit a referral for the position of Web Content Systems Development Manager will receive a one-time employee referral reward of $750 if the referred candidate is hired and completes their six-month provisional period. One is not eligible for the reward if the referred applicant is an existing CMU staff member, a former CMU staff member, or a temporary or contingent worker doing work for CMU.

Referral Process and Eligibility Requirements

For the CMU staff member to be eligible for the employee referral reward, the applicant must list the referring CMU staff member’s name as the referral source during time of application.

All CMU staff, except those identified below, are eligible to receive the employee referral reward provided the referred applicant is not an existing CMU staff member, a former CMU staff member (re-hire), or a temporary or contingent worker doing work for CMU. Those staff members ineligible for the reward include:

  • Staff members in the AVP-HR supervisory organization
  • Staff members in Australia or Rwanda
  • Any individual directly involved in the recruiting, selection and hiring decision for the position
  • Immediate family members of the referred individual. Immediate family includes a spouse or registered domestic partner, child, parent, brother, sister, grandchild, grandparent, father- or mother-in-law, and brother- or sister-in-law.
  • Members of the Executive Management Team and/or University Leadership Council

Employee Referral Reward Payment Timing and Eligibility

The referred applicant must be hired for the position and complete their six-month provisional period.

Provided the above requirements are met, the employee referral reward will be issued to the referring CMU staff member in the next available pay period following the completion of the provisional period.

  • If the referred staff member separates from the university prior to the completion of the provisional period, no payment will be made.
  • The referring staff member must be an active employee at the time of the referral and at the conclusion of the new hire’s provisional period to receive payment.