As USC Employees, we are accountable for evaluating the G&H that are given and received in accordance with this policy. USC employees must ensure that giving or receiving G&H does not improperly influence or appear to improperly influence an individual’s decision-making abilities.
1. Policy Issued: February 15, 2022Last Reviewed: N/ALast Revised: N/A 2. Policy Purpose The purpose of this policy to ensure that the University of Southern California (“USC”) complies with applicable laws when hosting site visits with Government Officials and candidates. Site visits are an opportunity for the university to build and maintain relationships with Government Officials.…
An alternative workweek schedule is defined as one in which a non-exempt staff employee is scheduled to regularly work in excess of eight hours in any workday.
The university conducts background screening, including screening for criminal convictions, on all applicants after a conditional offer of employment, and as a condition of employment.
Employees must report to work dressed appropriately and according to the requirements of the position and department; good grooming and personal hygiene are expected.
No individual, school, department, institute, center, subunit, group or organization associated with or affiliated with the university (including associated alumni or student organization) is authorized to open a commercial or retail bank account in or using the university’s name, identification or tax information.
The University Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (UCAPT) serves as the ultimate advisory body to the Provost, who retains final authority on behalf of the President.
Each school and department must distribute its course offerings over all five days of the week and over the full day from 8am through 5pm.
All newly hired or rehired staff employees and existing staff, who voluntarily transfer to new positions (voluntary transfers) or are promoted within the university into posted positions, are required to enter into a written Agreement to Arbitrate Claims (“Agreement”) as a condition of employment, transfer, or promotion.
The university reserves the right to restrict or prohibit access to university property and to prohibit certain activities on campus.
USC encourages the creation of repositories (sometimes called biorepositories, registries, banks, or libraries) that provide access, for use in future research, to data and human biospecimens.
A school or department may only enter into an agreement with an outside entity in the name of the corporate entity (the “University of Southern California”). All agreements the university enters into must be reviewed by the Office of the General Counsel prior to execution, and sufficient time must be scheduled into the drafting process to allow for proper review.
Consistent with its tax-exempt purposes, the university may, from time to time, establish affiliates that operate as separate organizations.
This policy outlines the rules required for the borrowing or lending of funds by any school or department within the university.
Faculty and non-faculty employees must exercise care when presented with any documents concerning legal actions in which the university or its employees are involved.