USC Employee Engagement and Communications

USC’s Employee Engagement and Communications department oversees and operates the Employee Gateway as well as other communications designed for staff and faculty. The department is also responsible for overseeing university policy development and communication, as well as the websites related to Human Resources (including Talent Acquisition, Training and DevelopmentBenefits, Equity and Diversity, Human Resources Administration, the Manager Gateway, and the HR Professional Intranet, among others). Employee Engagement and Communications also manages employee engagement, appreciation and recognition efforts, among them the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon and other events, the President’s Award for Staff Achievement and other award programs, and employee feedback/survey initiatives.

Our departmental mission for the Employee Gateway is to inform, engage and inspire employees, facilitating conversations and collaboration that enhance productivity, while providing creative, compelling, concise and clear content – as well as providing a gateway to everything a USC faculty or staff member will ever need.

Quick guide to the USC Employee Gateway

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Contact us at

Diane Schrader

Visual Media Manager
Jandy Hardesty

Writer and Social Media Specialist
Sonia Mentz

Photographer/Communications Assistant
Natalie Flowers