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Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the links faculty and staff members use most. You can check your email, find forms for student advising, check out your benefits or find the internal Web pages for your specific unit or division. To find what you need, browse the categories below, click on the plus sign to display links within that category and select the link you want.

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IRS form 1095-C to be distributed

One of the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act is to provide proof of health insurance. While the IRS will receive a record of your 2015 health care coverage status, the Division of Human Resources will also send each eligible USC employee a copy of form 1095-C, indicating health care coverage status for eligible employees in 2015. The forms will be sent by March 31, 2016.

New prescription benefits

Now that Express Scripts is the new prescription vendor for the State Health Plan, members should be aware of changes that may have been made to the list of covered drugs, and the preauthorization process for medications. Learn more about changes that may impact your prescription needs, and how you can work with your physicians and pharmacists to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Open enrollment for State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP)

The annual open enrollment period for the State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) is January 1 to March 1. All employees who are currently enrolled in the State ORP will receive an email from the Benefits Office regarding their open enrollment options. These include the opportunity for State ORP participants to change vendors or to switch to the SCRS program.

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Stories for Faculty and Staff

superbowl of advertising

And the winner is ...

Steve Harvey turned his Miss Universe announcement blunder into a winning Super Bowl ad for T-Mobile. That’s the verdict from the 100 students and faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications who gathered Sunday night to watch the game and critique the commercials.

Carla Damron

'I'm always a social worker, even when I'm a writer'

Carla Damron writes what she knows. With more than 30 years of experience in social work, this University of South Carolina alumna’s novels center on characters in the midst of crises — whether they are dealing with grief, mental illness or a mixture of both.

Camden Stodden

More than meets the ear

The University of South Carolina's Speech and Hearing Research Center sees people of all ages for a variety of communications disorders, benefiting graduate students and the community at large.

SC Encyclopedia

Interdisciplinary team taking SC history digital

Ten years after its launch as the most comprehensive reference book on the Palmetto State, “The South Carolina Encyclopedia” is getting ready for a second act, this time on the digital stage.


Fostering leadership and diversity

For 30 years, the University of South Carolina has brought together students around the region to talk about leadership and diversity. This year, students and faculty from across the SEC also will be part of that conversation.

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