USC’s Staff Assembly is an officially-recognized branch of the university governance system and exists to promote the growth and welfare of staff employees. We research and provide recommendations on any and all matters related to staff work environment, benefits and policies. We also present Staff Appreciation Week each spring following Commencement.
We’re comprised of approximately 60 members from both UPC and HSC, elected by university staff, and representing both exempt and non-exempt (non-union) employees.
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Meeting on the HSC campus, the Assembly heard a report from its 23 members serving as liaisons to an unprecedented 15 entities comprised of boards, task forces, and councils from around the university. The density of invitations and involvement is, by itself, a significant culture shift and a welcome opportunity for the staff to contribute on a wide range of topics: diversity & inclusion, sustainability, immigration, employee benefits, campus culture. On behalf of all the members of the Staff Assembly,
Guest speakers Awilda Bregand (Executive Director, Benefits Administration) and Debra Fabanish (Director, Retirement Plans Administration) sought input on changes under consideration and finalization in the current Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) and Retirement Plans eligibility, respectively. These changes, effective January 1, 2019 and targeted at new employees, will keep USC at the forefront of offerings among peer institutions in the current marketplace. With the university annually spending $49M on the TAB and contributing $185M towards our retirement plans, these changes seek