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A Limited Review of the S. C. Human Affairs Commission
December 2014


Members of the General Assembly requested that we conduct an audit of the S.C. Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC). We were asked to review human resources issues and the use of agency funds. Additionally, we were asked to address board vacancies, constituent services, and complaint investigations. SCHAC is responsible for administering and enforcing laws to prevent and eliminate unlawful discrimination.

The agency was created in 1972 and is governed by a nine-member board. The Governor appoints one member from each district, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and two at-large members.

As of August 1, 2014, SCHAC had 29 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, with a budget of $2,242,042, of which $1,613,939 are state general funds. SCHAC receives federal funds from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD).