Summary of mandated training

As a USC employee, you will on occasion be required to complete mandated training. Some mandated training is specific to certain situations; other training is job-specific; and some training applies much more broadly, across the university. This page summarizes the types of training that may be required for various USC employees. For requirements specific to your job, you should consult USC’s Policies, your manager, and your HR contact.

Harassment Prevention Training

California law requires that every two years all employees receive harassment prevention training including information about prohibited workplace conduct, specifically regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

USC provides an online course with content that meets this requirement. The course takes approximately two hours to complete. To access the course, log in to TrojanLearn. Once logged in, search for “Harassment Prevention” – then simply launch the training. If you need help accessing the course, contact the HR Service Center at or (213) 821-8100.

Watch for an email from TrojanLearn with instructions on how to access your required material, and information on completion deadlines.

Wage and Hour Training

Annually, all non-exempt/hourly employees, and all managers who approve timesheets, must take the university’s Wage and Hour training.

Training for other specific job duties

Employees within a number of groups, and performing a variety of job duties, must complete mandated training requirements:

Other departments at USC offer training that may be mandated for their own group, or for those who interact with that group. Talk to your manager about requirements for your area, especially if your job duties fall under any of the following:

  • Auxiliary Services
  • Business Services (can apply to employees across the university who work in business-related functions)
  • Contracts and Grants (can apply to employees across the university who work in contracts, grants or research)
  • Environmental Health and Safety (can apply to employees across the university who work in labs, shops, healthcare settings, or any potentially hazardous environment)
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Libraries
  • Compliance (can apply to employees across the university who work in healthcare or research settings)
  • Research (can apply to employees across the university who work in research settings)
  • Sustainability
  • Workday (can apply to HR personnel who are system transactional users)