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Division of Human Resources


From opportunities like retirement and career advancement to more unfortunate circumstances such as a reduction in force [pdf], there are a variety of reasons that employees leave the university.

An exit interview provides you with a forum to share feedback about the work environment, culture, processes and systems, management and professional development opportunities.

We want you to feel comfortable openly expressing concerns and providing feedback.  The information you provide allows us to address problems and implement improvements.

 Exit Interview Options

Once the Division of Human Resources is notified of your separation, the Employee Relations Office will provide you with access to an online questionnaire, which requires a password and is voluntary to complete. The Division of Human Resources receives and maintains all responses to the questionnaire. There are two different surveys for employees who are separating employment:

  • One survey is designed for faculty
  • One survey is designed for classified and unclassified staff, and research grant or time-limited staff

If you do not receive an online exit survey prior to leaving employment, you may contact Employee Relations at (803) 576-8333 or for assistance.

Departing employees may contact an HR representative from the Employee Relations Office to request a one-on one exit interview. If you are a faculty member, a representative from the Provost's Office is available as necessary to conduct the exit interview.


Attention Managers

If you are looking for information about your role and responsibilities within the separation and exit interview process, please visit the Talent Management section of the site. In this section you will find links to the following resources:



Confidentiality is an important factor in the exit interview process. However, if an exit interview or questionnaire indicates a reportable problem, such as threats in the workplace or sexual harassment, may be occurring it is the responsibility of the individual conducting the interview or collecting the questionnaire data to follow appropriate university policy in reporting such concerns or violations.

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