Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council at CMU

Staff Council is comprised of elected representatives who work closely with university administration to address issues and develop best solutions for staff and the university community. Representatives are elected to a two-year term of service and are expected to actively engage their constituents and participate in Staff Council initiatives. Staff Council ensures that all schools and campus units are represented.

2021 CMU Staff Service Awards

Staff Council is proud to recognize the 626 Carnegie Mellon University staff members reaching a years of service milestone in 2021. While we were 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.

Visit the Andy Awards Years of Service website to view the list of honorees with 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 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 The Piper and the Staff Council newsletter, The Staff Voice. The university will also invite the 2021 honorees to be recognized at a future in-person Andy Awards ceremony.

Please join Staff Council in recognizing and congratulating these 49 amazing long-standing staff members who have dedicated 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years to serving the university.

There are also 577 dedicated staff celebrating 5 to 25 years of service this year. These honorees will receive their service award certificates via email following the 2021 Andy Awards ceremony.

Congratulations and thank you to all of the 2021 service award recipients!

Family Care for COVID-19

The Office of Human Resources is supporting the university's decision to offer temporary child care services due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Based on recommendations from the Family Care Advisory Committee and in response to the recent Temporary Child Care Needs Survey, these services will offer families additional flexibility.


For the CMU Community

Members of the Carnegie Mellon community in Pittsburgh can use CareLink to find care givers or find a job. If you need a caregiver, you can post your request on the CareLink website. If you want to provide services, you can post your resume and search available jobs. Community members also can use CareLink to share or exchange services.

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.

Resources for Working Remotely

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.

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.