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.
October brings World Mental Health Day, and with it, a good time to reflect on our
mental health. The qualified staff at our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential consultations to answer your mental health questions and to offer
assistance to employee —any time, every day.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Learn about your insurance options for 2021, benefits enhancements for the upcoming year and changes you can make during open
To help you adapt to remote work, we offer strategies for success including guides for employees and managers and e-learning opportunities.
The Office of Organizational and Professional Development offers online courses through
Blackboard to accommodate the needs of our university employees. Check our calendar for availability.
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.