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.

University-wide compliance training

California law requires that all supervisors receive harassment prevention training at the time of hire and again every two years. Federal law requires additional training on combatting sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and bystander intervention (Campus SaVE Act). USC provides an online course with content that covers both of these requirements.

Who must take the course:

  • Full-time and part-time faculty
  • Postdoctoral scholars who supervise others
  • Staff who supervise other employees (including students or temporary workers)
  • Student workers who supervise others

Employees in the above categories will receive an email from TrojanLearn with instructions on how to access the course and information on completion deadlines.

Staff who do not supervise others must review the following materials:

USC prohibits
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Important information
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Training for specific job duties

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

  • Protecting Minors – applies to any employees who work with minors
  • Defensive Driving – applies to any employees operating a university motor vehicle (including golf carts) and available in TrojanLearn
  • Management Essentials – applies to all new managers (new hires or promoted into a manager position) and available in TrojanLearn

Other mandated training:

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)