Section 8-11-15(B) of the South Carolina Code of Laws says that state agencies “may use alternate work locations, including telecommuting, that result in greater efficiency and cost savings.” Telecommuting is a work arrangement where selected state employees are allowed to perform the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions, through the use of computers or other telecommunication equipment, at home or at another alternate work location apart from the employee's usual location of work. Telecommuting may be a part-time or a full-time arrangement.
Agencies have the discretion to offer telecommuting as an option to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Telecommuting is not an employee entitlement or right.
To assist agencies in implementing telecommuting programs the Division of State Human Resources had created a Telecommuting Toolkit (.doc), a sample business case (.xls) illustrating how possible costs, savings and performance/productivity measures may be recorded.
Online Telecommuting Training Courses can be found in MySCLearning. If you cannot access MySCLearning, web versions of the training courses can be found here.
For State Human Resources general information please call 803-896-5300 or email DSHR@admin.sc.gov. Note: Employment verification requests must be submitted to the applicable agency or agencies. State Agency Human Resources contact information can be found here (.pdf).