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Human Resources News and Events

Learn more about upcoming HR-related training dates, important deadlines and critical policy updates. For additional training and professional development opportunities, please review our calendar.

Upcoming events and news to note:

State Employee Adoption Assistance Program

The Public Employment Benefit Authority (PEBA) provides financial assistance, through their State Employee Adoption Assistance Program, to eligible state employees who are adopting. PEBA is accepting applications through September 30, 2022 for eligible adoptions that were finalized between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.


Take some "me time" with a self-care strategy. Through this seminar, employees will learn to take time for themselves that can help them be more mindful and present. Self-care can be a proactive way to limit daily stress.

Online Seminar: Disconnecting to Reconnect

Find the reasons why we need to do a digital detox and learn practical steps on how to start incorporating it into your schedule through the EAP.

Review procedures for work related injuries

Occasionally work-related accidents or injuries happen. Review these steps to ensure injuries are treated promptly and properly.

New automated offboarding process for employees

Employees in certain positions who voluntarily separate from the university now have an easy process to ensure critical items are completed before their departure, sign-up to keep updated about future job opportunities and provide feedback about their experience at UofSC.

New social media tools for recruitment

Use these new premade graphics and sample text to blast your open positions across social media channels. No matter what role you're looking to fill, we've got something to help you attract great applicants.

New process for requesting family sick leave

Effective June 16, employees will begin selecting a different Absence Type to use family sick. This change will enable employees to use both Sick Leave Family and Sick Leave for Personal reasons on the same day, if necessary.

Online seminar: Finding Yourself Through Nature

Discover the importance of being outside and find your own way to enjoy nature, and increase your wellbeing.

Tools to improve your mental wellness available through the Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their immediate household members have access counselors, tools and strategies 24 hours a day through the Employee Assistance Program.

New online program to help manage mental health is now available for State Health Plan members

Meru Health's new therapy program reduces anxiety, stress, depression and burnout. You can access the entire program through their smart phone, and its available at no cost.


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