Occupational Well-Being

Occupational well-being is the ability to prepare for work in which one will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in one's life through work.

Ergonomics Work Station Evaluation

The Department of Environmental Health & Safety's Ergonomics Program strives to eliminate all repetitive motion injuries in the workplace through preventative workstation evaluations and training. Every employee is encouraged to schedule an evaluation by placing a General Work Request to the EH&S Department.  

Leaves of Absence

The university provides leave for qualified employees in accordance with state and federal leave laws. Employees not eligible for FMLA or CFRA will be granted leaves in accordance with any other legal requirements governing the specific type of leave, in accordance with the university’s established leave policies and practices, and with consideration for current business needs. Employees planning on going on a leave should contact Human Resources.

Professional Development

We believe each employee makes an important contribution to the university community with talents and expertise that are unique and valuable to the institution. We are dedicated to providing support to individuals and departments, through learning opportunities, to cultivate their talent and leadership skills so they can better serve the institution in its mission.

Additional Information on Professional Development

Professional Growth

USD employees are encouraged to consider USD for the next step in their career progression.

Risk Management

The mission of the Risk Management unit is to protect people, the environment, property, financial and other resources in support of the University of San Diego’s teaching, research, outreach and student services.

Tuition Exchange

The University offers a Tuition Exchange Scholarship program to eligible children of faculty and staff employees. The program provides undergraduate scholarships to more than 600 participating institutions. Scholarships are not fringe benefits; they are competitive awards. In addition to meeting the admissions requirements of the receiving college/university, some members of the Tuition Exchange Program have additional requirements such as higher academic standards or limit awards to just a few new students each year. Additional information on participating colleges and universities can be found at www.tuitionexchange.org.

Tuition Remission

The tuition remission program continues the University’s tradition of encouraging and supporting the educational development of its employees, their spouses, registered domestic partners, dependent children and dependent children of registered domestic partners.

The tuition remission benefit is for tuition only at USD. Application fees, student body fees, parking fees and any other fees assessed to all students are the responsibility of the employee, spouse, registered domestic partner, dependent child, or dependent child of a registered domestic partner.

Workers' Compensation

The university strives to provide a safe and secure working environment for all employees. However, if a work related injury or illness occurs, the university shall provide appropriate medical treatment to the injured worker through its workers' compensation program.

The Risk Management and Benefits team is responsible for administering the workers' compensation program.

Report all work related injuries or illnesses to your supervisor and to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible following the injury or illness.