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  • The Freedom of Information Act addresses the availability of public records and the accessibility to public meetings of public bodies. 
  • Nepotism
    • 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.. 

State Human Resources Regulations

The State Human Resources Regulations can be accessed here

Federal Laws

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.

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.

General Information

Human Resources Dashboard – Statewide Information 

  • 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.

Click here to view the complete report. Click here to view the report's appendices.