Perks – privileges of USC employment

Scroll down to read about discounts, amazing perks, recognition opportunities and much more for USC employees.

Child care, work/life balance, and wellness resources

Child care
USC employees enjoy the convenience of nearby, high quality child care through our two child care providers; at UPC, the university partners with K-Step Montessori, while at HSC our child care partner is Bright Horizons. These accredited child care programs serve children from 6 weeks to 5 years.

Center for Work and Family Life – offering free and confidential counseling and a host of other health-enhancing services

Low-cost psychotherapy – The USC Psychology Services Center is a teaching clinic located at UPC offering science-based, low-cost psychotherapy. They treat individual adults, couples, families, and children, and also offer group therapy on a variety of topics (e.g., social anxiety, mindfulness)

Be Well USC – USC’s comprehensive wellness site, encouraging work/life balance and health across the spectrum

Ergonomics – Ergonomics is a science that can generally be thought of as fitting your job to you, rather then you accommodating to fit the job. The goals of USC’s Ergonomics Program are to prevent injuries, improve comfort, facilitate return to work after an injury, provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, and increase overall productivity

RecSports – a goldmine of resources to keep you healthy, including walking maps of campus, fitness classes, and on-campus gym memberships

Smoking cessation resources – help is available from a wide variety of sources

Weight Watchers at Work program at USC

Trojan Farmers Market – fresh produce brought to UPC and HSC weekly during the school year

Employee recognition opportunities

President’s Award for Staff Achievement – highest recognition for staff employees

Epic Experience Awards (coming soon)

Ethics in Action Hero awards (contact the Office of Compliance)

Staff appreciation

Milestone videos

Faculty awards and distinctions

Staff Assembly monthly awards

Top Notch Trojans – employee shout-out program

Other perks and discounts

Employee discounts
A wide variety of discounts are available both on and off campus

Ticket Office
Discounts not only to campus-based events but many of the big local theme parks as well

Neighborhood homeownership
USC’s Neighborhood Homeownership Program encourages benefits-eligible employees to purchase and occupy homes in the neighborhoods surrounding UPC and HSC – and will pay up to $50,000 toward a home. See the program website for maps of the qualifying areas and further information.

Surplus sales
USC’s Surplus Sales is not open to the public, but employees can pick up a bargain on used equipment or furniture, for either business or personal use

Public service loan forgiveness
Working at USC means special benefits related to some federal education loans

Perks for veterans

USC is one of only two major universities across the nation that has continuously maintained close and strong bonds with the armed services. The university hosts annual military appreciation events and sponsors numerous programs to help both active and retired military:

See photos from our career event for veterans:
2014 Serving Those Who Serve

Perks for Verdugo Hills Hospital employees

VHH employees are also entitled to free onsite annual certification renewals, free onsite parking, the VHH rideshare/carpool program, and employee discounts in the VHH cafeteria, gift shop, pharmacy and entertainment activities

Award-winning workplace

USC is proud to offer its employees an award-winning workplace, year in and year out!