USC Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave

The University of Southern California (“USC”) provides eligible employees paid leave to donate an organ to another person and to donate bone marrow to another person.
USC expects all employees, supervisors, Deans of Faculty, Department Chairs, and HR Partners to act in good faith when requesting and approving leaves of absence and time-off under this policy.

Paid Personal Holiday Policy

USC values providing staff with time away from work to observe personal, religious, cultural, or related holidays and special events without the need to use their vacation time. The intention of this policy is to provide staff employees with a paid personal holiday for this purpose that may be used during times in which USC remains open.

Disaster Leave

Disaster leave provides employees with job protection and, when applicable, continued pay and benefits over a designated period of time in concert with a “declaration of emergency” issued by the President or President’s designee.

Paid Sick Time

In the event of a discrepancy between this policy and a collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the collective bargaining agreement will govern.

Unpaid School Activities

The Family School Partnership Act of 1995 allows employees who are parents, grandparents, step-parents, foster parents, or a person who stands in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) to a child time off to participate in their children’s school activities in kindergarten through grade 12, in licensed daycare facilities, and activities conducted by a licensed childcare provider.

Paid Staff Vacation

All benefits-eligible staff employees are eligible. Excluded are resource employees, per diem employees, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and those claiming student status, including teaching and research assistants.

Paid University Holidays

All full-time staff employees are eligible. Excluded are resource employees, per diem employees, faculty, and those claiming student status, including teaching and research assistants; employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement are also excluded.

Paid Bereavement

All employees are eligible. Excluded are resource employees, per diem employees, postdoctoral scholars and those claiming student status, including teaching and research assistants.

Paid Winter Recess

All staff employees are eligible. Excluded are resource employees, per diem employees, faculty and those claiming student status (including teaching and research assistants).

Personal Leave

Staff employees who have completed one year of benefits eligible service prior to the date of the requested personal leave are eligible.

Paid Voting

All employees are eligible. The university adheres to the California Elections Code (Section 14000, 1994) as quoted below. This accommodation will be made for all employees, including faculty, staff, and those claiming student status.

Military Leave

The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) provides for job and benefits protection for an individual who has left his/her job to enter service in the uniformed services of the United States and received an honorable discharge upon leaving the service.

Family Care and Medical Leave

All employees who have been employed by the university at least 12 months by the start of the leave and have worked at least 1250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding commencement of the leave are eligible.