Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University

2020 Years of Service Awards

Staff Council is pleased to honor long-term commitment to the university with the Years of Service Awards. Awards are presented to individuals celebrating 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to the university. 

Visit the Andy Awards Years of Service website to view the list of honorees.

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Resources for Working Remotely

The university has requested that everyone who can work remotely should do so. 

If your job duties do not allow remote work and you are 60 years old or older, or have an underlying medical condition that may put you at higher risk for complications, you should contact your HR business partner to be counseled on PTO and leave options and process.

Resources for staff

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Professional Development

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) leverages FocusU to provide on demand training and as a convenient tool to register for and track participation in instructor-led training sessions. FocusU provides access 24/7 access to video clips, online training, books and job aids. To assist the campus community, OHR has curated a listing of online courses focusing on a diverse set of skills and abilities.

Training Resources

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Virtual Civic Engagement Opportunities

Tartans want to take action in this time of uncertainty and we hope this ever-growing list of opportunities will function as a launch pad for graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and our families to do just that.

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Coronavirus Information

"As the coronavirus pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to our global society, I am unbelievably proud of the many ways our community is rising to the occasion and pulling together to get through this, one day at a time. We will continue to prove that being a Tartan goes beyond any physical location, and that our community truly comes to life in the connections we share with one another."

— President Farnam Jahanian

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Years of Service Awards

Staff Council is proud to recognize the 689 Carnegie Mellon University staff members reaching a years of service milestone in 2020. While we regret that we are not able to distribute the service awards in person this year due to the pandemic, Staff Council will recognize these dedicated and loyal staff members in a variety of other meaningful ways.

Please visit the Andy Awards Years of Service website to view the list of honorees with 30, 35 and 40 years of service. These service award recipients will receive their framed service award certificate in the mail and will be recognized in a variety of formats, including emails to the campus community and university leadership and through articles in both the university newsletter, The Piper, and the Staff Council newsletter, The Staff Voice, following the 2020 Andy Awards ceremony. The university will also invite the 2020 honorees to be recognized at a future in-person Andy Awards ceremony.

Please join Staff Council in recognizing and congratulating these 64 amazing long-standing staff members who have dedicated 30, 35 and 40 years to serving the university.

There are also 625 dedicated staff celebrating 5 to 25 years of service this year. These honorees will receive their service award certificates via email following the 2020 Andy Awards ceremony.

Congratulations and THANK YOU to all of the 2020 service award recipients!


  • Nov 19 General Body Meeting @ 12:00pm
  • Jan 21 General Body Meeting @ 12:00pm

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.