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Office Cancellations

See usf.edu/coronavirus for university-wide updates.

Current List of HR Cancellations

The virtual Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, October 8th at 2:00 pm. Please visit the OSA page to view a recording of the ceremony.

Welcome to USF (New Employee Orientation):  In light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19, USF Central Human Resources has transitioned the in-person "Welcome to USF" new employee orientation to a remote online format until further notice. 

New employees should communicate with their supervisor on where to report on the first day. During their first week of employment, participants will receive an email communication from our Learning & Talent Development team with a link to the online new employee orientation module. They will also receive a communication from our Benefits team regarding important benefits information.

On-Site Financial Consultations with TIAA and Fidelity have transitioned to virtual/phone meetings until further notice.

Bright Horizons @ USF Family Center – on-campus childcare center – closed as of 3/18/2020

Instructor-led training sessions in SVC 2070 and SVC 2068 have either been moved to online delivery or cancelled. These include:

  • SLP Open Enrollment Workshops for Leave Coordinators
  • HR Policies and Procedures (Includes ALT)
  • Audit Procedures (BPC117)



We are open, however, we are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

Out of an abundance of caution, the majority of staff in our office are currently working remotely and may not be available on site.

If you already have an appointment at the Tampa campus HR office, call 813-974-2970 upon your arrival and someone will come and assist you.

If you would like to make an appointment or for general questions please call 813-974-2970 or email the teams directly below:

Benefits: benefits@usf.edu

New Hire Paperwork/Orientation: rightstart@usf.edu

Employee Relations: employee-relations@usf.edu

Classification and Compensation: classcomp@usf.edu

FMLA: fmla@usf.edu

Data Center: employmentcenter@usf.edu

Accommodations/ADA: hr-ada-request@usf.edu

Leave and Attendance: leaveadmin@usf.edu

Background/Drug Screens: usfcareershelp@usf.edu

Recruitment: usfcareershelp@usf.edu

Learning and Talent Development: training@usf.edu 

Personnel Records/Employment Verifications: hr-records@usf.edu

Guidance for Hiring International Employees/Students

On March 17, 2020, all local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices closed to the public for in-person service to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#3-2020-2

At this time, SSA is requiring individuals to send original documents via unsecured mail to receive a Social Security Card.  We do not recommend sending important documents such as a passport via the mail.

We understand that these closures will cause a delay for those individuals who are in the process of obtaining their work authorizations and/or social security cards.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to process any new hires without a valid work authorization and/or social security card.

For questions regarding international students, please contact the Office of International Services at immigrationprocessing@usf.edu.

For questions regarding new hires or updating work authorizations, please contact rightstart@usf.edu.


Questions regarding impact of COVID-19 on employees contact:

employee-relations@usf.edu or call 813-974-2970

Questions regarding impact of COVID-19 on students contact: COVIDquestions@usf.edu