Carnegie Mellon University

Work/Life

Carnegie Mellon is proud to offer programs to foster the health and livelihood of employees in all stages of life.

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to employees and their dependents at no cost. Use of any EAP service, from web resources to materials requests to counseling, is always 100% confidential. Our EAP is a one-stop resource for expert information, personalized community referrals, telephone or face-to-face consultation, extensive web resources and services, and numerous free resources such as booklets, CD's, audio tapes, manuals, self-evaluations and other freebies. The EAP website also includes Child Care, Summer Camp, College, and Elder Care Locators and many helpful resources for parents, from informational articles to interactive tools.

Eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular physical activity are some of the best ways to prevent serious, lifelong conditions, and Carnegie Mellon makes it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Healthy Campus initiative supports a campus environment that is conducive to healthy living for everyone at Carnegie Mellon.

Here are some of the programs and services available to our employees:

  • Free use of any Carnegie Mellon fitness facility with an employee ID
  • Free employee fitness classes
  • On-campus Weight Watchers meetings
  • Nutrition Services and Education
  • Free employee Hatha Yoga
  • Free Tobacco Cessation classes
  • Lactation rooms across campus

Learn more about our Healthy Living and Wellness programs.

Carnegie Mellon is pleased to provide a number of benefits that assist parents in arranging quality child care.

  • Cyert Center for Early Education
    A renowned childcare facility providing quality early care and education programs for young children from infancy through kindergarten. Full-time benefits-eligible employees may be  eligible for a benefit of up to $5,000 per family. Space is limited, so inquire early.
  • Children's School
    Offers developmentally appropriate preschool and kindergarten classes, as well as a laboratory for research in child development. Space is limited so inquire early.
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)
    Allows eligible employees to use pre-tax money to pay for qualifying dependent care expenses. The DCRA saves you 25% or more on your eligible child or dependent care expenses.

We are proud to partner with organizations committed to giving back to the Pittsburgh community. The following are a few examples of partnerships we have with community organizations in the region.

  • United Way of Allegheny County
    Carnegie Mellon partners with United Way of Allegheny County for an annual campaign to benefit the non-profit and the organizations it supports. We encourage employees to get involved through donations and/or volunteering and help United Way make a difference in our community.
  • Be a Middle School Mentor
    Mentors work with Pittsburgh Public School Middle School students to help them learn about careers, dream big and understand the importance of school success.
  • Open Your Heart to a Senior
    Connecting volunteers to frail, homebound seniors to help them stay healthy and safe in their homes. Volunteers help seniors with a variety of tasks including grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, performing Safety for Senior home assessments and friendly home visits.
  • Pittsburgh Cares
    United Way of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Cares have partnered to connect youth and adult volunteers, including families and groups, to one-time, ongoing, and skill-based volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Volunteer opportunities are maintained by Pittsburgh Cares.

Staff Council is a volunteer organization that serves as the voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University through policy advocacy and community involvement, providing an organization that enables staff to realize their full potential and impact their quality of life. The chief purpose of Staff Council is to examine matters related to all staff, and to formulate recommendations to the university administration. The responsibility of Staff Council is to represent all persons holding full- or part-time staff appointments at Carnegie Mellon who are not represented by the faculty organization or a bargaining unit.

Learn more about Staff Council.