The mission of the Richland County Human Resources Department is to develop, implement, and provide value added services through policies, procedures, and programs focused on past, present, and future employees of the County
HRD supports the development of Richland County's Human Resources and work culture. We believe that a diverse, respectful environment allows our human potential to flourish and grow. Our commitment is to advance Richland County's mission of excellence.
The vision of the Richland County Human Resources Department is to be recognized as a progressive and respected Human Resources leader by providing courteous, prompt, ethical, professional, and effective services by becoming a trusted partner with employees, management, elected and appointed officials, and outside affiliates.
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Richland County Human Resources Office
2020 Hampton Street
Third floor, Room 3058
Columbia, SC 29204
Post Office Box 192
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (803) 576-2110
Dial-A-Job: (803) 576-2115
Fax: (803) 576-2119
Richland County Government offers employees and their dependents group medical coverage. The medical insurance is a traditional 20% in-network coinsurance plan. The plan network is nationwide and includes many physicians, hospitals and other healthcare practitioners.
Richland County Government offers employees and their dependents group dental coverage. Our dental plan allows you the flexibility to choose your dentist.
Eligible employees are required to participate in either the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) or the Police Officer Retirement System (PORS), which are defined benefits programs administered by a division of the State Budget and Control Board. Under SCRS and PORS, employees’ contribute a percent of their salary. Richland County also contributes a percent of employees’ salary towards retirement. Employees are eligible for full retirement after 28 years of service, or at age 65 and 5 years of service under SCRS, and after 25 years of service, or age 55 and 5 years of service, under the PORS plan.
Each eligible new employee accrues 10 paid vacation days each year. They may be used at the discretion of the employee with the approval of your department head. An employee may carry over from one year to the next no more than 45 days of annual leave. After an employee has completed 10 continuous years of employment, the employee will start to accrue 15 days of paid vacation days. After completing 20 years of continuous employment an employee will accrue 20 days of paid vacation leave.
Each eligible new employee accrues 12 days of paid sick leave per year, to be used in the event of a personal or family illness. This leave is considered a privilege, not a right, granted by Richland County. You may carry over from one year to the next, a maximum amount of 90 days of sick leave.
Each year eligible employees are entitled to eleven (11) paid holidays per year.
Richland County University
Richland County University is dedicated to offering training, education, and career development to all County employees. The new millennium presents County employees with many challenges and opportunities, not only to increase our knowledge and productivity, but also to provide more skilled services to the citizens of Richland County. Our catalog contains a description of services provided including: training classes, facilitation, mediation, as well as, information about our Resource Center.
With over 30 different classes available, employees have an opportunity to enhance their careers and improve their abilities. The classes are taught by professionals who are proficient in their fields. For those employees interested in management training, a leadership development program is available to prepare you for supervision and leadership roles.
This is an exciting new century for Richland County as we experience new growth and challenges. We look forward to working with you and seeing you succeed in your career in public service.
Richland County provides an employee health, wellness, nutrition, and education program called Rich Health. Our program's emphasis is on the prevention, early detection, and management of disease and the positive benefits of nutrition and fitness. Rich Health's intent is to create a more health-conscious work force, higher morale, lower absenteeism, and increased productivity on the job while saving of health care costs. Rich Health is coordinated through Human Resources.
Rich Health Mission
Our mission is to create a Wellness culture that fosters optimal individual and County wellness, enhances learning, and promotes the success of our employees throughout all stages of their lives.
Rich Health Vision
Our vision is to create and work in and environment that models total wellness and promotes life-long commitment to good health and well-being.