The Division of Human Resources works in partnership with colleges and divisions to
serve the human resource needs and strategic goals of our university community.
Dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining an exceptional workforce we promote
a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion; provide valued benefits and compensation
programs; foster personal and professional development; and ensure compliance with
human resource policies, regulations, and laws.
Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and what you can do to help.
Childcare responsibilities create additional challenges for our employees with school
age or pre-school children. The information on our parenting resources web page is provided to assist employees who need to balance childcare and work.
Log into MyBenefits and select Review Benefits from the drop-down list to see your 2021 benefits. If
you notice any errors, contact your Benefits Office immediately (Columbia Campus at
803-777-6650 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) open enrollment period is in progress and will run through Monday, March 1, 2021. Changes made during this time will be effective April 1, 2021.
Your Employee Assistance Program can help you step into the new year realistically.
Be present in the moment, and reframe your year.
This online seminar may be accessed anytime starting January 19. No registration is necessary – just log into the EAP website using the username “USC” and password “guest”. Once you are logged in, scroll down
and you will see “Online Seminars” in the middle of the page.
Tips and resources for supervisors and employees working on campus.
To help employees who are working remotely, we offer strategies for success including guides for employees and managers and e-learning opportunities.
Decisions regarding eligibility for unemployment are made by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW)
If you are unable to work or have a reduction in hours due to the Governor’s directive
to close the campus you may qualify for unemployment benefits even if you are still
employed with the university.
You may file an unemployment claim online. SCDEW processes all unemployment claims. During this emergency, all unemployment
claims received are being responded to on an expedited basis.
SCDEW has provided a FAQ resource to answer questions regarding unemployment claims as it relates to COVID-19.
Please note: The university only provides SCDEW requested information regarding the
lack of work and does not make any decisions regarding the approval or disqualification of unemployment benefits.