Faculty and staff

The benefit information that applies specifically to you is linked in the material below, if you are a full-time USC employee:

  • Benefit-eligible Staff and Faculty who work at least 50% FTE

If you’re a part-time employee, a Verdugo Hills employee, community medical group staff, or a union-represented employee, your benefits differ. See the benefits eligibility page for details. Note that if you reside outside California, the USC PPO may be your only choice for medical coverage (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.