About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Contact the Personnel Office at email@example.com or (213) 740-2542 for any questions, concerns, or urgent matters.
The Personnel team assists new hires with their ID numbers and ID cards during onboarding.
Payroll and Timesheets
Please contact Personnel at (213) 740-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A full workday is 7.5 hours. Most offices are open 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and employees have an hour lunch. The normal weekly work period at the university is 37.5 hours. Changes in your regular work schedule must be approved by your supervisor and Personnel.
I am an hourly employee and I forgot to enter my hours for a past pay period. How do I enter hours for a past pay period?
On the Thursday following the end of the pay period, your manager still has access to edit and approve your timesheet for that period. Contact your manager to enter your hours together. Otherwise, please visit the Personnel Office to complete a late paper timesheet for processing. Note that time off (i.e. vacation, sick, etc.) must be entered in Workday beforehand to be processed in a late paper timesheet. Contact the Personnel Office for assistance.
I am an hourly employee and extra time off was given by the Dean. How do I enter my hours in Workday?
Enter your hours as you usually would for the whole day, equaling to 7.5 hours for the full day.
Workday is accessible from anywhere in the world. Workday also has a mobile app that will allow you to enter your time from your mobile device. Please contact Personnel at email@example.com or (213) 740-2542 if you are experiencing issues.
Please contact Personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-2542 to delegate timesheet approving. Workday is also accessible from anywhere in the world. Workday has a mobile app that will allow you to view and approve timesheets.
Whom may I contact to learn more about Medical Leaves, Personal Leaves, Bereavement, FMLA, CFRA, and Paternity Leaves?
Please contact Maria de la Garza or the personnel team at email@example.com or (213) 740-2542.
For Faculty Leaves, please see the Faculty Handbook and contact Maria de la Garza or the personnel team.
Exempt and non-exempt employees should record Bereavement Leave in Workday. The university allows up to 5 days of paid bereavement, but the employee may take additional days off by using Time off without pay, Vacation time, or Personal leave time. Please notify Personnel and your supervisor, and visit the policy site on Paid Bereavement. Enter your time off as Bereavement in Workday, or contact Personnel for assistance. Please also provide Personnel with documentation for your bereavement leave, such as a ceremony program.
Enter your time off request as "Jury Duty" and upload your proof of service to the request. Contact Personnel for assistance.
Exempt and non-exempt employee must notify their managers as soon as they receive a jury summons. Up to ten workdays will be paid at the employee's regular rate of pay for days the employee was scheduled to work but instead had to report to the courthouse. Please see the Paid Jury Duty Policy for additional information
Please visit the website https://policy.usc.edu/paid-holidays/ to view the policy for university paid holidays. University paid holidays pre-populate into non-exempt/hourly employees' Workday timesheet and will be paid after the timesheet is submitted for the pya period. If the holiday does not populate into your timesheet, please contact personnel to fix this.
Exempt employees do not need to record holiday pay, as it is automatically recorded.
Yes, the Nursing/Lactation Room is a room located on the first floor within the women's restroom near the main elevators.
Please contact the retirement vender directly.
- Fidelity Investments | www.netbenefits.com/usc.rsp | (800) 343-0860
- TIAA | www.tiaa.org/usc | (800) 842-2252
- Vanguard | www.vanguard.com/usc | (800) 523-1188
Visit the retirement information site at https://employees.usc.edu/usc-retirement-savings-program/.
You can also reach out to USC's Retirement Navigators at https://employees.usc.edu/retirement-guidance/.
Year-End Tax Documents
- Visit the ADP website. On the login page click Register Now
- Enter the USC registration code: UVY1-W2USC (ALL CAPS)
- Enter your first and last name, and select W-2 Services from the Service name and document dropdown. Then add the following additional information in order to validate your registration:
- Year of W-2
- Control Number---Employee ID (7-digit USC employee number) and Company Code: (All letters/CAPS) TYI
- Employee HOME Zip code (First 5 digits only)
- Employee's SSA number (full Social Security number, with or without dashes)
- Enter a primary email address and primary mobile number(s) to reach you. If you provided a non-USC email address, you will receive an email from ADP to activate your email address. Click the link in your email from SecurityService_NoReply@adp.com to activate your email. If you provided a mobile phone number that is not shared by other users in your organization, look out for a text message from ADP and reply with the code to complete the activation
- Complete additional verification questions
- Set up your user ID, password and select security questions and answers
- Save your provided username and password
- Log into ADP with your user ID and password
- In the Go Paperless section, turn on Receive paperless statements
- Read the Go Paperless Electronic Signature release. Check Receive Paperless Annual Tax Statements and click I agree select Download Form
Consent to paperless W-2 delivery
Please contact the personnel office as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-2542. Please note that the student cannot work until they are cleared to start from Personnel.
All student workers are permitted to work no more than 20 hours per workweek. Please note that our workweek is from Thursday - Wednesday, as it appears in the Workday time sheet. More hours may be worked during winter recess, spring break, or summer when the student is not enrolled in classes.
Vice Dean approval is required to hire a USC Alumnus. Please contact Personnel at email@example.com or (213) 740-2542 for assistance. They will need to be hired as a staff member/temporary worker and undergo a background check. Please note that the hiring process may take up to three weeks.
Personal Information/Workday Related
USC Information Technology Services (ITS) manages your USC NetID to allow you access to Workday. Contact ITS at (213) 740-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log into your Workday Homepage. Click on the "Personal Information" icon, and you can change your contact/personal information from there.
Your employee ID number is the 7-digit number when you view your own profile in Workday. If you cannot locate it, please contact Personnel at email@example.com or (213) 740-2542.
Log into Workday > Click on the "Pay" Worklet > Click "Withholding Elections" > Under the Federal Elections or State Elections tab, click the "Update" button at the bottom of the page > Verify your name and company, DO NOT change the Effective date, click "OK" > Make your changes in the Data box > Click "OK"
Continuum of Care
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Ron Garet receives Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tom Griffith and Pauline Aranas named emeriti faculty