Maximize your benefits and perks

To support faculty and staff well-being, USC provides benefits-eligible employees with a broad range of benefits and perks to help protect their and their dependents’ health, wealth, and future. These benefits are available as part of your overall compensation and total rewards package. For in-person document submissions, please note that effective Aug. 14, 2023, University HR Benefits is located at the University Gardens Building (UGB), 3500 S Figueroa Street, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA, 90089. For all other Benefits-related support, please contact the HR Service Center.

Benefits eligibility and enrollment

Comprehensive information on the benefits that USC offers to full- and part-time faculty and staff across campus and healthcare locations, and how to enroll or change your benefits.

Disability insurance and workers’ compensation

Disability insurance replaces income if you are medically certified as unable to work due to an injury or medical condition. Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program if you become injured or ill in the course of your employment.

Discounts and perks

From discounts to faculty and staff sports tickets, USC offers many perks to employees.

Family and dependent care resources

Support and resources for your family members.

Health and medical benefits

USC offers a variety of health plan options, as well as flexible spending accounts, to offset medical costs and allow you to use your non-taxable income toward healthcare costs.

Insurance benefits

USC provides a valuable suite of benefits through MetLife, including basic life/accidental death and dismemberment coverage at no cost to benefits-eligible employees.

Retirement benefits

Whatever you look forward to doing after retirement, planning ahead will make it more likely that you will have the resources you need.

Time off

USC provides time off, some paid and some unpaid, for a variety of reasons.

Tuition benefits

USC offers a popular Tuition Assistance benefit, and working at a leading research university has many other educational perks.


As one of USC’s Unifying Values, well-being is a cornerstone of the USC experience, and the university offers resources to support your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Benefits programs are subject to change at any time by the university, at its discretion, without prior notice or liability, to the extent permitted under applicable law. In the event of a discrepancy between the benefits and limitations described on this website and a plan document or collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the plan document or collective bargaining agreement will govern. Employees of other entities that have entered into agreements with the University of Southern California to provide payrolling service are subject to the policies and procedures adopted by their employer.