Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University

covid 19 virus

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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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.

Explore opportunities


  • Aug 20 General Body Meeting @ 12:00pm
  • Oct 15 General Body Meeting @ 12:00pm


  • Jun 13 CANCELLED: Kennywood Community Day picnic. ONLINE ONLY Ticket sales coming soon!

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.