A message from SVP Washington

Mar. 14, 2024 Dear Trojan Community, I write today to share that Catherine Spear, our Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, has been tapped to serve as Executive Director of the inaugural Office of Civil Rights at the University of California (UC) system, and our very own Linda Hoos, a Gould School…

Protecting Minors Policy update

Nov. 9, 2022 Dear Colleagues, USC takes great pride in our commitment and obligation to protect the well-being and safety of minors involved in our university-run or -affiliated programs, activities, and events. We write to you today to enlist your help to make sure you register activities involving minors and keep a watchful eye over minors…

2023 Annual Open Enrollment – Oct. 24 to Nov. 7

Oct. 10, 2022 Health, wellness, and insurance benefits for you and your loved ones – at all stages of life. Open Enrollment for 2023 is just around the corner! The enrollment period begins Monday, Oct. 24 and ends Monday, Nov. 7. This is the time for you to review your current benefits coverage, and in…

Adding a Paid Personal Holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 Dear Colleagues, Greetings. I am writing to share some good news. The University is adding a paid personal holiday for your use by the end of each calendar year. We receive many requests for additional paid holidays to commemorate meaningful events such as Juneteenth, Veterans Day, Cesar Chavez Day and others, that USC designates…

Important Title IX and OCR Resolution Agreement Updates

Jan. 18, 2022 Dear USC Community, I write to update you on several important matters related to Title IX and the University’s commitment to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Below, please find updates in the following areas: Notice of Non-DiscriminationPolicy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and RetaliationCentralized Reporting DirectiveUpcoming Supervisor File ReviewNext Steps…

Information to Support Faculty and Staff with Reporting Responsibilities

Nov. 11, 2021 MEMORANDUM To: USC Faculty and Staff From: Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Many in our community are engaging in critically important dialogue about how to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, including how to provide timely, compassionate, and supportive responses to impacted community members.…

2022 Annual Open Enrollment

Oct. 11, 2021 MEMORANDUM To: Benefits-Eligible USC Faculty and Staff From: Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President of Human Resources James M. Staten, Senior Vice President, Finance, and CFO Just as 2020 reminded us of the importance of protecting our health, 2021 has shown us many ways in which to nurture our overall well-being. From…