Full-time faculty or staff

employee teachingThe information on this website that applies specifically to you is linked below, if you are a full-time USC employee:

  • Full time faculty
  • Staff members working 37.5 or 40 hours per week (depends on departmental business practices)
  • Hospital staff members regularly scheduled to work 32 hours or more per week on a continuous basis

If you’re a part-time employee, a Verdugo Hills employee, health community staff, or a union-represented employee, your benefits differ. See the appropriate page (in navigation at left) for details. Note that if you reside outside of California, you may not choose Kaiser as your medical coverage. (If you reside outside of California, your state may in some cases offer premium assistance programs.)

If you’re a faculty member with less than 50% appointment, you are not benefits-eligible, but (like other ineligible employees) you can make unmatched contributions to the USC Retirement Savings Program. If you eventually meet the Program’s eligibility period, you will then get a match on your first 5% as well as the non-elective 5% match. Also not eligible for benefits: Employees classified as per diem, resource, Trojan Encore, distinguished practitioners, graduate assistants, or other affiliated academic staff.

See our helpful “when/where do I enroll” chart to help you know how to obtain your USC benefits:
Faculty/staff–enrolling in benefits




Long term care

Cancer care

Accident insurance


Supplemental retirement

Retirement education

Retirement planning

In-service distributions – retirement

Education benefits

529 college savings plan

Time off

Other benefits

Other perks