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State of South Carolina Employee Reviews about "sick leave"

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State of South Carolina CEO Henry McMaster
Henry McMaster
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love It or Leave It"

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    Former Employee - Human Services Care Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of South Carolina full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Division of Inpatient Services is best for Licensed Staff (RN, LPN) working through an Agency. The fulltime/licensed Staff are frequently expected to stay for 16 hours with little or no notice. You might want to apply here if you're having trouble being hirred anywhere else as a BSW or MSW. Here, there is such frequent turnover in Social Work that there are always vacant positions. From what I can tell, you won't... be scrutinized too carefully. But the best positions are: Recreation/Activity Therapist. Your starting pay is in the range of $25K+; but you have virtually NO supervision, especially if you are working evening or nights. You don't always have to show up when you're doing evening activities. Nice gig if you can get it! Also, there is virtually no scrutiny of the sick leave privilege anywhere in the agency. Call in sick whenever you want! But more than two days in a row requires an MD excuse... Unless you're an RN, in which case "birds of a feather...flock together!"

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    Cons

    If you aren't related to someone who is part of Administration, you are subject to frequent badgering and threats of unpaid suspension and/or termination. Unfortunately, throughout DIS, being light-skinned-ethnic or caucasian puts you at an immediate and continual disadvantage. I can't explain it--but I've witnessed this firsthand for a decade. Be prepared to be your own best friend.

    Advice to Management

    Give back appropriate authority to individual Nurse Managers (Nurse Manager III's) in each of the residental lodges. The individual Nurse Managers know who their good workers are. The Nursing Supervisors are entirely out of touch, as is the Director. As a result, RN/LPN turnover is at an all-time high; and it is obvious that their morale is at an all-time low. Also, Management needs to concentrate on diversity... in hiring. The overwhelming majority of Staff--licensed and non-licensed--is African/American. Because of this, many of us felt as though we were swimming upstream.

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    State of South Carolina2016-03-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ap Accountant"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of South Carolina

    Pros

    Lots of paid annual and sick leave.

    Cons

    Managers are clueless. No opportunity to advance.

    State of South Carolina2015-08-24
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    "SCPRT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Annual leave, sick leave, paid holidays, good insurance.

    Cons

    Raises are rare, little opportunity for advancement. Management needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to use their training and experience, promote from within.

    State of South Carolina2015-07-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Generally not a very motivating environment and very status quo."

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     in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at State of South Carolina

    Pros

    Good benefits with regular hours and ample vacation/sick leave.

    Cons

    Little incentive for improvement, personal or organizational

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of place holders. Reward performers.

    State of South Carolina2011-09-01
  5. Helpful (3)

    "State of SC Employee"

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    Information Resource Consultant in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at State of South Carolina

    Pros

    The positives are the guaranteed monthly holiday and sick leave days. In addition, some managers are willing to provide flexibility to compensate for family emergencies and events.

    Cons

    The moral can be discouraging when salaries does not reflect your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) when taking on more projects. The moral is somewhat further disheartening, when salary increases occurs for particular employees, while others are told funding is not available for pay raises. The general feeling is that despite how well some employees perform their current job duties, there is no opportunities... for a justification of salary increases, unless there is a 25-50% increase of additional job duties.

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    Advice to Management

    Reclassification or pay band increases should be reflective of Employee Performance Management System. When employees performances consistently are rated high for doing their current and additional duties, their compensation should reflect that.

    State of South Carolina2010-06-27
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