Supporting People, Creating Accountability

& Advancing USC's Mission

Welcome to the new site for USC Human Resources, Equity & Compliance

The university’s Human Resources division, led by Senior Vice President Felicia A. Washington, encompasses the departments that support people, create accountability, and advance USC’s mission.

We provide a wide variety of important services to faculty, staff, and student employees to ensure they have access to benefits, support and career advancement resources. We also confront discrimination in all of its forms, aligning policies, procedures, and practices that reflect and give meaning to the University’s foundational commitment to equity and inclusion.

University HR

USC Human Resources leads university-wide employee benefit and support programs in areas ranging from benefits to talent and organizational development.

Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX

USC's new Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX is responsible for preventing and responding to sexual discrimination, as well as coordinating all equity and equal opportunity efforts.

Culture, Ethics and Compliance

The Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance works in partnership with the USC community to reflect on and strengthen its culture, emphasizing ethical decision-making and transparency.

Initiatives & Collaborations

We Are SC

Fall 2020

Culture Journey

The Culture Journey is USC’s university-wide initiative to co-create USC’s values, align the supportive behaviors that bring those values to life, and create opportunities to improve our systems, processes, and culture.

Employee Gateway

USC HR: Designing for the Future

Under way

Human Resources, Equity & Compliance Senior Leadership

Felicia A. Washington

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Felicia A. Washington was appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources in June 2019. In her role, Felicia oversees three University central offices: University Human Resources; Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX; and Culture Ethics & Compliance. Her role is to provide leadership of the human resources, equity, culture and compliance priorities for USC’s workforce and to enable people and the development of accountability systems to advance USC’s missions. She has decades of experience as a as a highly respected attorney focusing in employment law, and she is a dynamic university administrator. She built a strong reputation around implementing rigorous and ethical standards at UNC Chapel Hill in a similar role as Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement, while at the same time, caring deeply about students, faculty, and staff. Felicia is known for her collaborative, practical, and people-focused decision-making. She is a highly valuable and visible member of our Trojan Family, and has been vital to building a foundation of trust in her effort to bring about meaningful culture change.