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Division of Human Resources


Hiring Floaters

The Floater Pool provides departments with qualified, experienced temporary staff to bridge short-term needs. 

The floater supervisor ensures the following services are completed before the floater joins your team:

  • External recruitment and advertisement
  • Pre-screening resumes and applications
  • Conducting interviews
  • Conducting reference checks
  • Administering background checks
  • Onboarding

Request a Floater

To request a floater for your department, complete a Request For Floater Assistance Form [pdf] and submit it by email to HRFLOAT@mailbox.sc.edu. Please ensure completed forms include the department head’s signature.

Once your request form is received, the floater services supervisor will contact you to confirm the availability of a floater.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Talent Acquisition at (803) 777-3821.


Floater Rates

Requesting departments are charged an hourly rate based on the tier level selected within the Floater Request Form. Select the tier that best represents the level of job duties that will be performed. 

Tier I: Entry Level

Performs routine administrative support or clerical duties (i.e. Administrative Specialist.)

Examples of Work: Answering the phone, filing, maintaining records, making copies, scanning documents.

Departmental Rate: $20.00/hr

Tier II: Intermediate

Performs moderate administrative support or clerical duties (i.e. Administrative Assistant.)

Examples of Work: Compiles and coordinates data, prepares and distribute reports, moderate level of customer contact, manages emails.

Departmental Rate: $22.50/hr

Tier III: Advanced 

Performs a variety of complex administrative support or technical support duties (i.e. Administrative Coordinator.)

Departmental Rate: $25.00/hr

Custom

Performs duties that are non-administrative (i.e. IT Services Specialist, Postal Courier.)

Departmental Rate: TBD

For more information regarding our floaters services, please review our FAQs.