Proviso 117.147 of the FY 2018-2019 Appropriations Act authorizes the South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) to provide consolidated administrative services to all agencies to promote cost savings, operational efficiencies and advance a statewide approach to agency administration. This proviso further requires agencies receiving $20 million or less in total appropriated funds during the current year to consult with Admin to determine the benefits of using these consolidated administrative services.
Admin has and continues to provide various levels of administrative support services to other state agencies. Administrative services available to state agencies include, but are not limited to, the services below. Agencies interested in utilizing administrative services should click on the Contact Us icon below.
Prior to Proviso 117.147, the legislature passed Proviso 101.33 in the FY 2013-2014 Appropriations Act. This proviso tasked the Budget and Control Board, Admin’s predecessor agency, with studying the feasibility of assuming certain administrative functions for state agencies with a budget of less than $5 million in total appropriations. Several conclusions were drawn from this study. First, consolidation of administrative services is feasible. The state’s decision to move all agencies to a single enterprise system for administrative transactions processing (South Carolina Enterprise Information System) allows for the consolidation. Secondly, consolidation is cost effective. In the study, it was proven that reimbursing a single agency to perform these consolidated administrative services was more cost effective than performing these same administrative functions in each individual agency.