The university's Human Resources division, led by Associate Senior Vice President Janis McEldowney, encompasses many of the departments that provide essential services to USC staff and faculty employees. These departments include:
Executive Director Sharon Haymond leads the HRA department, which includes USC's Office of Compensation. HRA oversees compliance with federal and state employment law related to university employees, and advises on matters of university employment policy. HRA also offers assistance with medical leaves and other leave coordination. In addition, HRA oversees the HR Service Center.
Senior Technical Project Leader Peter Fennema oversees this group that provides functional and technical support to HR systems including Workday.
Facilitating internal communications, the Employee Communications department, led by Director Diane Schrader, oversees and operates the Employee Gateway. The department also oversees the development and communication of university policies.
Led by Executive Director Awilda Bregand, the Benefits office offers counseling, enrollment assistance, and administration of employee benefit and retirement plans, as well as oversight of the Disability Office.
Director Debra Fabanish oversees the university's retirement plans in regard to compliance with federal regulations and plan document provisions. She also manages retirement investment company relationships and coordinates participant education.
Under the guidance of Executive Director John Gaspari, USC's Center for Work and Family Life provides a wide variety of services to assist employees in maintaining a balance between their personal and professional lives. The Center also offers management and departmental consultation to faculty and staff.
Equity and Diversity is led by Executive Director Jody Shipper, the university's Title IX Compliance Officer. Equity and Diversity is responsible for investigating employee complaints and ensuring compliance with regulations related to protected class categories. The department also oversees Affirmative Action compliance. In addition, USC's Employee Relations department falls under the OED umbrella.