Human Resources

HR Announcements

Easy Access to the Social Security Administration Office in Anderson, South Carolina

During the following two periods, free transportation will be provided to and from the nearest Social Security Administration Office as a courtesy of the University’s International Services:

  • Thursday, August 6 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, August 17 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Space is limited. To secure your complimentary shuttle transportation, click HERE and complete the request form by July 31st for the August 6th shuttle and by August 7th for the August 17th shuttle. A shuttle date and time will be provided to you based on your arrival date at the University.

Securing an On-Campus Appointment with the Social Security Administration

Anderson, SC’s Social Security administrators will conduct on-campus appointments on Wednesday, August 12th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Riggs Hall, Room 100A (see map). Please click HERE to register for a meeting.

Special Note: If your employment requires you to be approved to work by August 19th (the first day of fall semester) please work ahead to secure your Social Security Administration receipt letter. Many other international students will be going through similar processes, so, to avoid wait times, you may wish to secure your own transportation to the Social Security Administration Office in Anderson. Keep in mind that Clemson Area Transit (the catbus) takes passengers from the Hendrix Center on Clemson University’s campus to Tri-County Technical College, where you can transfer to the “Anderson” bus.

The Social Security Administration Office’s hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Click HERE for directions. Click HERE to access the International Employees at Work site.

Employee Retirement Contributions Increasing

Per South Carolina State Statute, employee contribution rates for the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS), State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) and Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) will increase effective July 1, 2015. SCRS and State ORP contribution rates will increase from 8.0 to 8.16 percent, and PORS contribution rates will increase from 8.41 to 8.74 percent.

The increase will be reflected on the first payday in July, which is the July 15 paycheck. Employees are not required to take any further action.

Please visit the South Carolina Retirement System website for additional information about state retirement benefits. If you have questions, contact the Office of Human Resources online at AskHR or by phone at 864-656-2000.

Foreign Nationals Hiring Reminder
As departments embark on hiring for the coming school year, please be reminded of Clemson's procedure for hiring foreign national employees.

Best Practices:

  • Review Clemson University's Foreign National Employment Web site, which contains information regarding hiring foreign national employees.
  • Keep HR partners advised about prospective foreign national hires.
  • HR partners submit an electronic PeopleSoft 'International Hire' request.
  • Review time-sensitive deadlines for the foreign national hiring process.
  • Prospective employees with F1 and J1 visas should visit HERE and follow directions to have their SEVIS records activated.
  • Adhere to the rule that the hiring dates on the I-9 Form, employment record, and payroll remain consistent. (An individual cannot start working prior to the completion of the I-9 form, which has been completed with Mack Howard or Pablo Unda in the Office of Human Resources.)

If you have further inquiries, please direct them to AskHRor call 864-656-2000.

Dependent Eligibility Audit – Contact PEBA for additional time to respond

Employees who received communication from the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR) requesting that they provide documentation to prove their covered dependents' eligibility for insurance had until May 4, 2015, to provide the required documentation. Failure to comply with the audit will result in the unverified dependents' loss of coverage.

Deadline extension: Employees who have not supplied PEBA with the required documents, may still be able to do so. Employees should contact PEBA directly at 1-888-260-9430 to request additional time for submitting information. Details regarding how to complete the audit and determine if sufficient documents have been received by PEBA can be found HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (864) 656-2000 or Ask-HR.