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Division of Human Resources

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:

UofSC 403(B) Addendum

The CARES Act contains provisions that impact access to retirement funds. UofSC will temporarily relax early distribution and loan provisions to the 403(b) plans which will eliminate tax penalties on certain early withdrawals and relax certain restrictions on loans employees can take from their account.

Supporting aging parents

Caring for aging relatives requires a lot of logistics and love. Let us help you with the former so you can focus on the latter.

Benefits COVID-19 FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding your benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Communicating with kids

Our toughest conversations can happen with our closest loved ones: our children. Learn how to create productive discussions at home through the resources provided by your Employee Assistance Program.

Support for university staff during COVID-19

The University of South Carolina is committed to supporting our staff during the current crisis. We are working with managers and supervisors to maintain productivity; coordinating with the State of South Carolina to give employees access to sick leave, benefits, and other social supports; and taking steps to connect employees with a variety of resources to help them manage physical and emotional stress.

EAP COVID-19 Resources

Your Employee Assistance Program has many resources available to you. Clinicians are available 24/7/365 through our 1-800 number and we are offering clients virtual, telephonic and face-to-face appointments.

Managing your money

Turn your financial goals into a step-by-step plan. Your Employee Assistance Program will help you create a strategy to budget, save, and invest your way to success.

Open enrollment for State ORP

The State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) open enrollment period will run through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Learn what options are available to you.

Receive Tax Forms Electronically

Employees now have the option to receive their Form W2 and their Form 1095C electronically

Benefits fair kicks of the 2020 open enrollment season

Human Resources is hosting a benefits fair on Tuesday, September 24 in the Russell House. Learn about benefits programs that are available to you, meet with benefit providers and take advantage of free or low-cost health screenings and flu shots.


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