To most employees “compensation” means salary, but it is much more than that. Total compensation is really the investment an organization makes in its people. Total compensation is the compilation of not only salary but employer contributions to insurance programs, retirement, services, discounts and other benefits — in essence, the value of the various components of the compensation package, both direct and indirect.

Office of the Provost HR group supports the mission and goals of the university by administering its fair, equitable, competitive and creative compensation programs and practices for USC non-faculty staff. Human Resources also administers the annual merit review process and other pay programs designed to reward employees for growth in job responsibilities or a one time achievement.


  • Responding to managers requests for salary reviews and work creatively with managers to anticipate and respond to pay issues.
  • Work with hiring managers to set appropriate hiring ranges for vacant positions and salaries for new hires
  • Ensuring university compliance with other wage and hour laws and regulations.
  • Providing on going training to managers and staff.
  • Providing guidance and advice on writing job descriptions.

For more information on compensation actions, policies and procedures, click here:

Compensation Info

Before you begin creating a req, you will need to know your Region Number and Account Number. If you do not know these details, you can find them through the Find My Region Number and Find My Account Number links under Resources on the right.

Once you have gathered all the necessary information, click the Create A New Req link under Resources on the right. After you submit the req, you will receive an email to submit the completed Job Code through.

Note: Clicking submit on the Req page acknowledges that you have already obtained all necessary approvals within your department and with your Senior Business Officer.