USC Human Resources Administration

Human Resources Administration staff

Sharon Haymond

Executive Director |

Sharon provides consulting services to the HR Partners and supervisors, with a focus on performance, as well as overseeing all HR and Compensation operations. She's been with USC since 1972.

Mei Tse

Assistant Director

Mei advises HR Partners and managers on employment policies, corrective and disciplinary actions, layoffs and reorganizations, and terminations. She came to USC in 2004 after working at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in the HR field. Mei earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and social behavior from UC Irvine.

Kathleen Muché

Manager, Compensation

Kathy oversees the Staff Compensation Program and provides consulting services to HR Partners and managers on their unique compensation issues. A Trojan alumna, she came to USC in 1986 and has since earned a master's degree in public administration, as well as seeing both her son and daughter earn USC degrees.

Rachel Levy

Manager, Workday Support Services

Rachel works with the field and central HR to ensure that Workday is being utilized to its fullest potential and that errors are discovered and corrected. She works with HR Service Center, HRIS, and Human Resources Administration with auditing, project work, and training. She came to USC in 2003 after working as a compensation specialist at HealthNet, Inc. Rachel earned a bachelor's degree in both business administration and drama from the University of Washington, and is a Certified Compensation Professional—as well as a working actress and voiceover artist in the L.A. area.

Leticia Molina

University Leave Coordinator |

Leticia provides consulting services to employees and supervisors regarding leaves of absence, and helps departments ensure compliance with accommodations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. She worked in the HR field prior to arriving at USC in 2007.

Erin Lem

Compensation Analyst

Erin advises units on staff compensation policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. She is responsible for evaluating existing and proposed positions, and creating and revising job descriptions. Erin joined USC in 2008 after previous employment as a compensation analyst. She is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Lanie Motley

Compensation Analyst

Lanie provides compensation services to departments and schools across the University Park Campus. She joined USC in 1990.

Linda Chung

Compensation Analyst

Linda provides salary and job classification benchmarking analysis and compensation review. She also maintains and updates position descriptions and conducts job evaluations. Linda joined USC in 2013 after working as a compensation analyst in both corporate and non-profit organizations. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and human resources management, a master's degree in public administration, and has recently earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation.

Sara Padilla-Casillas

Training and Development Specialist

Sara is a lead trainer for Workday, USC's new human capital management and payroll system. She arrived at USC in 2010 after working as an operations manager for the L.A. Unified School District's community outreach program. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a Professional in Human Resources certification.

Rosina Ghedle

Project Specialist

Rosina provides research and analytical support to administrators and project managers in developing and implementing project goals and strategies. She joined USC in 2014 after working in HR for Stanford and University HealthCare Alliance, a Stanford Hospital and Clinics Affiliate. Rosina holds a Juris Doctorate degree.

Patricia Gonzales

Personnel Specialist

Pat processes severance and settlement payments, provides information on service credit history for all faculty and staff, and provides personal assistance to the department executive director. She started at USC in 1986; prior to that she was a full time wife and mother.

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