Faculty Employment and Benefits

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The Office for Faculty Affairs can answer faculty-related HR questions or otherwise assist faculty members in retrieving HR information. The Office for Faculty Affairs works closely with the Human Resources office to best support faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine.

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Keck School of Medicine of USC employs more than 1600 faculty members.

Employment Benefits

Your benefits as USC faculty include a broad range of programs to help protect the health, wealth and future of you and your family. The university provides healthcare and retirement plans and education benefits, among many other benefits.
View USC Benefits Website

On Boarding New Faculty

The Office for Faculty Affairs assists with welcoming of new faculty members. Individual departments typically have their own on boarding programs. Contact your department for details.  For additional support, email KeckFA@med.usc.edu.

Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook is the university’s governing document for policies relating to faculty, including information on the government of the university, academic practices and policies pertaining to faculty, faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure, and policies pertaining to research.
View the Faculty Handbook

Using Workday – USC HR Portal

Workday was chosen for USC’s human resources and payroll system because it is built on current technology, incorporates best practices, and offers regular updates to both the technology and business processes. Faculty members may choose their tax elections, set up direct deposit and various other tasks in the Workday system accessible via http://employees.usc.edu.
Visit the help website for Workday

Faculty Leaves

All faculty leaves are coordinated and processed at the Office for Faculty Affairs, including sabbaticals, medical leaves, paid parental leaves and non-paid parental leaves. The office assists with both appointing faculty on leave and returning them from leave. The office also assists with the disability process.
View more information on faculty leaves and sabbaticals

Ending Employment

The Office for Faculty Affairs assists with the ending employment process, including voluntary and involuntary termination, as well as retirement.


The office provides departments and faculty members for the retirement process and can enumerate the steps needed and the paperwork required in order to help faculty members retire.

Phased Retirement

The Keck School of Medicine also helps departments and faculty members coordinate a phased retirement, if requested.

Contact KeckFA@med.usc.edu for details.