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Employee Handbook
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Tobacco Free Campus
Enroll To Receive Electronic W-2 
View Paycheck Online
Payne Center (HBG Campus)
Moffitt Health Center (HBG)
Gulf Park Health Center
Parking Permits
Season Ticket Discounts 
Get Connected (Social Media)
Phone Numbers to Know
Holiday Schedule
Eagle Dining
Eagle Alert
Staff Council
Faculty Senate
Campus Maps

Employee Handbook 

  • The employee handbook is maintained by University Human Resources and is the official employee handbook for all faculty and staff of the University. This handbook is intended to provide important information on employment policies, practices, procedures, and resources for all employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. 

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Notice of Non-Discrimination 

  • The University of Southern Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, religion, race, color, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, in its admission, treatment, or access to its educational programs and activities or in its employment practices. The University of Southern Mississippi prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault and misconduct, and other forms of interpersonal violence. 

Tobacco Free Campus 

  • Smoking, vaping and using tobacco in any form are prohibited in or on all University owned, operated or leased property, including vehicles. 
  • Cessation resources can be obtained by calling the Office of Health Promotion at 601.266.5390. 
  • Visit for additional information 

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Enroll To Receive Electronic W-2 

  • Log in to
  • Enter your User ID and password 
  • Click on Self Service --> Payroll and Compensation --> W-2 Consent Form 

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View Your Paycheck Online

  • Log in to
  • Enter your User ID and password
  • Click on Self Service --> payroll and compensation --> view paycheck

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Payne Center (Hattiesburg Campus)

  • Open 7 days a week (except semester breaks and holidays) 
  • Membership available for spouse and children age 16 and up 
  • Monthly payroll deduction available for faculty and staff 
  • FACILITIES INCLUDE: 7,900 square foot Work Out Zone and Fitness Studios 
    27,000 square foot gymnasium space houses four multi-purpose courts 
    1/8 of a mile indoor exercise track 
  • Indoor Rock Wall 
  • M.C. Johnson Natatorium features a 25-yard, 6-lane indoor pool 

Visit Payne Center

Moffitt Health Center (Hattiesburg) 

  • Full service urgent care clinic with some preventative services offered 
  • Laboratory and x-ray services available 
  • Located on the first floor of Scott Hall (part of Century Park South) and open 5 days a week 
  • Faculty and staff can expect to pay a co-pay and deductible. Amount for these will depend upon the patient’s insurance policy and coverage benefits.
  • Employees who have BCBS are entitled to an annual “Healthy You” visit/lab work free of charge 
  • Full-service pharmacy on site. 
  • Medication(s) can be filled at the pharmacy inside the clinic. Outside prescriptions are welcomed. 
  • Pharmacy delivery program available to faculty and staff 

Visit Moffit Health Center

Gulf Park Health Center 

Gulf Park Health Center is an on-campus health and wellness clinic established to meet the needs of the faculty, staff, and students on the Gulf Park Campus of Southern Miss. Gulf Park Health Center provides basic medical care, health and wellness visits, and referrals as needed. 

Visit Gulf Park Health Center

Parking Permits 

  • Parking and Transit Services is responsible for overseeing the multiple aspects of traffic and parking for all campuses. 
  • Faculty, staff and students are required to register a vehicle online and purchase a parking permit for all campus locations. 

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Season Ticket Discounts 

  • All benefit eligible faculty and staff may purchase season tickets at a discounted rate for the sports of baseball, football, men’s and women’s basketball. (Discounts are not available for single games.) 
  • Payroll deduction is available for football season tickets. 
  • For additional information contact The Pat Ferlise Center, located at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sunset Drive or call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601.266.5418. 
  • All benefit eligible faculty and staff may also purchase reduced price tickets to USM cultural events. Visit for additional information on the USM Events Calendar. 

Southern Miss Athletic Events Calendar

USM Event Calendar

Get Connected


iSouthernMiss app:

Facebook Facebook: The University of Southern Mississippi
Instagram Instagram: @officialsouthernmiss
X (Twitter) X (Twitter): @SouthernMiss
YouTube YouTube: The University of Southern Mississippi

Numbers to Know

Eagle Dining 




Moffit Health 

6-5390 (GP: 228.214.3300) 


6-4084 payrollFREEMississippi 

University Police (All Locations) 


Parking and Transit 


Image Center (photo id) 


Post Office 


Title IX 

6-6804 (GP:228.214.3363) 



Affirmative Action and Equal Employment 

6-5973 affirmativeactionFREEMississippi 

Human Resources 

6-4050 HRFREEMississippi 

Disability Accommodations 


Barnes and Noble Bookstore 


Payne Center 

6-5404 (GP: 228.214.3256) 

Holiday Schedule

View Current Holiday Schedule

Eagle Dining

Fresh Food Company 

Thad Cochran Center 





Bento Sushi 

International Center 

Einstein Bros. Bagels 

International Center 

Freshens Fresh Food Studio 

Asbury Hall 

Southern Wing Company 

Across from Cook Library 


Cook Library 

P.O.D. Express (snacks & more) 

Beach View Cafe 

Gulf Park Campus Hardy Hall 

More Info on Eagle Dining

Eagle Alert

To ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, The University of Southern Mississippi offers the Eagle Alert emergency notification system. 

Students, faculty and staff can update their contact information to receive time-sensitive emergency messages via text and voice messages to cell phones and home phones. Eagle Alert allows the university to better inform the campus community of imminent danger and emergency situations. 

While it is strongly recommended that you provide at least one phone number (cell number is recommended) for Eagle Alert, students, faculty and staff can opt-out of the personal phone and text message portion of the services. Although you may opt-out of those portions of the service, participation by campus email is required. You may also opt-in to receive alerts by campus phone. 

Eagle Alert is a secure system, and messages will be sent through the system only in an emergency and for periodic testing. It will not be used to send advertising or spam to personal phones. 

Technical issues: Contact the iTech Help Desk, 601.266.4357. 

General questions: Contact the University Police Department, 601.266.4986. 

Eagle Alert FAQ

Staff Council 

The University of Southern Mississippi 's Staff Council was established in 1989 to serve as a representative voice for staff members working throughout the University from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Gulf Park, Stennis and Hattiesburg locations. 

We have ten representatives for Academic Affairs, one for Athletics, three for GCRL, two for Gulf Park, one for Stennis, four for Student Affairs, one for External Affairs, six for Finance and Administration, and two for Research. Together, these 30 members represent all campuses and coastal locations. 

The goal of the Staff Council is to ensure that these excellent staff personnel have a venue to voice their views, interests, and concerns regarding their support of and function within Southern Miss. It is with this voice that staff, faculty, and administration may work together to become a leading force for growth and excellence in service within Southern Miss, our local communities, and the state of Mississippi. 

The Council meets monthly to discuss orders of business and plan events and programs that benefit staff members from across the University. A guest speaker is also included each month to highlight different areas of the University and teach Council members about new areas.

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Faculty Senate 

The Faculty Senate provides a forum and a voice for the faculty to assert its distinctive viewpoint and principles for the general welfare of the university. As duly elected representatives of the faculty, the Faculty Senate acts on matters relating to due process, governance, resource allocation, and university planning. 

As a key partner in university governance, the Faculty Senate has responsibility for the following 

  1. Facilitating meaningful input regarding matters of faculty concern 
  2. Advising on policy, development, planning and budgeting, resource allocation, and operations of the university 
  3. Ensuring faculty representation to all relevant university committees, boards, and task forces administering the affairs of the university 

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Campus Maps

Download maps for the Hattiesburg, Gulf Park, and Gulf Coast Research Laboratories.

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Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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