Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University


Employee Perks & Discounts!

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Food Drive 2019

Once again, we have rallied to another record-year for our contributions to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Results for this year’s Food Drive include the following totals:

  • $28,787.41; and
  • 6,805.3 pounds of non-perishables

We cannot THANK YOU enough! Once again, your outpouring of generosity has exceeded our expectations. Our collective financial support, alone, will provide 143,937 meals to our neighbors in need this holiday season. And, that number does not include the 6,805 lbs. of food that we also contributed.

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CMU Establishes New Parental, Maternity Leave Benefit for Staff

Carnegie Mellon is implementing a new benefit for full-time staff that will give birth mothers and parents time to recover and bond with their new child without sacrificing pay or having to use paid time off.

Learn more about the benefit

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  • Dec 19 General Body Meeting cancelled for this month
  • Jan 16 General Body Meeting. Lunch & Networking 11:30am-12:00pm. Meeting begins @ 12:00pm. Location: TBD

Our Mission

The chief purpose of Staff Council is to examine matters related to all staff, and to formulate recommendations to the university administration regarding staff concerns. Staff Council representatives provide advocacy on behalf of all staff members, and contribute to the vibrancy and well‐being of the entire Carnegie Mellon community.