The Division of Human Resources works in partnership with colleges and divisions to
serve the human resource needs and strategic goals of our university community.
Dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining an exceptional workforce we promote
a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion; provide valued benefits and compensation
programs; foster personal and professional development; and ensure compliance with
human resource policies, regulations, and laws.
The University of South Carolina is working with the SC Department of Health and Environmental
Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively
monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak and any potential impact to our campus community.
We are transitioning key training sessions to online courses through Blackboard to
accommodate the needs of our university employees. Continue to check our calendar as these online courses are added.
Your Employee Assistance Program has many resources available to you. Clinicians are available 24/7/365 at 1-800-633-3353
and we are offering clients virtual, telephonic and face-to-face appointments.
Most clinicians are following the social distancing guidance related to COVID-19 and
temporarily limiting offerings to telephonic and virtual. Clients participating in
virtual and telephonic counseling will be required to submit paperwork prior to the
first session. All sessions are hosted on HIPAA compliant platforms. Clients will
Computer, tablet or smartphone with microphone and camera
Internet connection of at least 30kbs (most connections are much faster)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) takes effect on April 1, 2020.
The FFCRA seeks to assist employees impacted COVID-19 and includes two forms of paid leave for employees.
To help you adapt to remote work, we offer strategies for success
including guides for employees and managers and e-learning opportunities.
Faculty and staff may donate leave to the Leave Transfer Pool so that employees who are experiencing personal emergencies and do not have enough
leave to cover their absence from work may request leave from the pool.
Employees who earn annual leave may donate up to one-half of the annual leave and
one-half of the sick leave they earn in a calendar year, as long as they keep at least
15 days of sick leave in their account.
If you would like to donate leave to the Leave Transfer Pool, please complete the
Leave Donation Request Form and return it to the Benefits Office of the Division of Human Resources. Should you
have any questions, please contact the Benefits Office at Benefits@mailbox.sc.edu.
Decisions regarding eligibility for unemployment are made by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW)
If you are unable to work or have a reduction in hours due to the Governor’s directive
to close the campus you may qualify for unemployment benefits even if you are still
employed with the university.
You may file an unemployment claim online. SCDEW processes all unemployment claims. During this emergency, all unemployment
claims received are being responded to on an expedited basis.
SCDEW has provided a FAQ resource to answer questions regarding unemployment claims as it relates to COVID-19.
Please note: The university only provides SCDEW requested information regarding the
lack of work and does not make any decisions regarding the approval or disqualification of unemployment benefits.
Due to the campus closure, W-4 Forms will now be accepted online via the ITAMS system.
This process has been established so that employees can securely submit these forms
without mailing them. Please review this guide for step by step instructions [pdf].
If you have questions regarding this new process, please reach out to email@example.com.
As part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) funding,
DSS is offering child care assistance for parents who have been deemed essential staff and are required to report to work
during the COVID-19 Pandemic.