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Designated Employees (Mandatory Reporters)

Definition of Designated Employees

According to USC policy:

Designated University employees are required to report Prohibited Conduct to the VP of EEOTIX to ensure that the University has a comprehensive process for centralized reporting and responding appropriately to notice of sex discrimination. Employees with reporting responsibilities include: faculty, academic advisors, and staff employees, including student employees who hold supervisory positions. In addition, teaching assistants, research assistants, and residential assistants, although not employees, are required to report Prohibited Conduct to the VP of EEO-TIX. A designated employee who is informed of a report of Prohibited Conduct is required to immediately share the report with the VP of EEO-TIX. This duty applies no matter how the information is learned, whether from direct report from a Reporting Party, from social media, or from a concerned third party. The failure by a designated employee to make a timely report of Prohibited Conduct may subject the employee to discipline, up to and including termination and notation in their personnel file. Questions regarding reporting responsibilities should be directed to the VP of EEO-TIX at vpeeotix@usc.edu or (213) 740-5086. (Source: https://policy.usc.edu/discrimination/)

Additional information about providing a safe educational and work environment can be found in USC's Faculty Handbook, Chapter 6.

Additional information and other resources can be found on the USC Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX website.

Your Responsibilities to Gould

As a Responsible Employee, you must always report known information about suspected prohibited conduct to the Title IX Office. Simultaneously, you should also advise the following people at Gould so that they may ensure that all the involved parties are receiving support and have access to all available resources:

Resources

USC Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX
https://eeotix.usc.edu/
eeotix@usc.edu or (213) 821-8298

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