Human Resources

Unemployment Issues

Under the provisions of the South Carolina Employment Security Law, an employee who becomes separated from his/her job may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (http://www.dew.sc.gov) administers the program and determines whether or not an employee is eligible for benefits. If eligible, they determine the amount of weekly benefit the employee should receive. There is a maximum and minimum weekly benefit an employee can receive.

Generally, employees will be eligible to receive benefits if they become unemployed "through no fault of their own."

The Employee Relations Manager provides a defense for the University in all claims for unemployment compensation. Supervisors may be contacted by the OHR in all contested claims and may be asked to testify at administrative hearings before the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.