Faculty and Staff Gateway


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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Support for state ORP participants

Since State Optional Retirement Plan (State ORP) participants are responsible for investing and managing their own retirement account, it is important that you understand what options are available to you and how to manage your investment decisions. Schedule an appointment with MassMutual's retirement education specialist to make sure that you're on the right track!

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.

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Stories for Faculty and Staff


NCAA and UofSC presidents to discuss leadership, college athletics

President Harris Pastides is passionate about helping students develop their leadership skills. That’s why he created the Carolina Leadership Initiative in 2010, which includes an annual President’s Leadership Dialogue that makes leaders from various fields and backgrounds available to students and the campus community.

helping paw

Man's best friend helps those in need

Fred is the ideal companion. He’s always eager to help out. He’s entertaining and he’s great with people. Fred and his human partner Becky Sullivan are featured in “A Helping Paw, ” a short film directed and edited by University of South Carolina media arts student Faith Cox. The documentary is the inaugural winner of the Walt Hanclosky Social Issue Production Award for Media Arts in the School of Visual Art and Design.

Derrec Becker

Alumnus was face of the flood for SC

If Derrec Becker looks familiar, perhaps it’s because you saw a lot of it during news coverage of the flooding that inundated the Palmetto State in October.

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.

When conservation met tourism in the Serengeti

History professor Tom Lekan is working on a book describing how conservation and tourism merged in post-WWII Africa during the formation of parks intended to protect the Serengeti. It is, in part, an origin story for some of the ideas underpinning today’s sustainable tourism and development movements.

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