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.
Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and what you can do to help.
Childcare responsibilities create additional challenges for our employees with school
age or pre-school children. The information on our parenting resources web page is provided to assist employees who need to balance childcare and work.
Embracing gratitude creates positivity and builds emotional resilience. Let your Employee Assistance Program help you find gratitude so you can be grateful.
Your Employee Assistance Program also has many other 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
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)
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 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.
To donate leave to the Leave Transfer Pool, please complete the Leave Donation Request Form and submit it by December 14, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Office at 803-777-6650.
Log into MyBenefits and select Review Benefits from the drop-down list to see your 2021 benefits. If
you notice any errors, contact your Benefits Office immediately (Columbia Campus at
803-777-6650 or email@example.com).
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) assists employees impacted by
COVID-19 and includes two forms of paid leave for employees.
Tips and resources for supervisors and employees working on campus.
To help employees who are working remotely, we offer strategies for success including guides for employees and managers and e-learning opportunities.
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.