- The South Carolina Code of Laws can be accessed on the South Carolina Legislature website.
- The Freedom of Information Act addresses the availability of public records and the accessibility to public meetings of public bodies.
- The Ethics Act of 1991 governs the employment of family members / nepotism. Questions concerning the employment of family members / nepotism should be referred to the State Ethics Commission which governs this Act. Under the Ethics Act a family member is defined as an individual who is the spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild or a member of the individual’s immediate family.
For additional information refer to S.C. Code Section 8-13-750 and State Human Resources Regulations Section 19-701.06 A..
- Workers’ Compensation
- For information concerning Workers’ Compensation please visit the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission website.
- For information about coordinating sick and annual leave with workers’ compensation payments please refer to the memo from the State Human Resources Director and chart below.
State Human Resources Regulations
The State Human Resources Regulations can be accessed here.
Listed below are several links to pertinent federal laws. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list but is intended to guide agencies to available online resources.
- ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
- ADAAA – Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
- ADEA - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- Civil Rights Act of 1991
- COBRA - Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
- EPA - Equal Pay Act of 1963
- ERISA - Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
- FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
- FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
- HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability Act
- OFCCP - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
- OSHA - Occupational Safety Health Administration
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Hatch Act - Political Activity by State Employees
Certain employees covered by the Hatch Act are prohibited from being a candidate for elective office. Employees with questions regarding their specific situation should contact their agency regarding any agency-specific policies regarding this issue. Employees and employers may also contact the State Ethics Commission regarding potential limitations on political activity by State employees.
- Classification and Compensation System Study Project Report
Proviso 93.33 in the 2015–2016 General Appropriation Act mandated that the South Carolina Department of Administration procure a qualified contractor to conduct an in-depth study of the State’s classification and compensation system.
The study, conducted between October and December 2015, included interviews with the Department of Administration’s Division of State Human Resources, staff from the Governor’s office, Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee, and agency and human resources directors from eight state agencies.