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DHEC 2023

S.C. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: A Limited Review of: Human Resources; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Training
August 2023


Members of the S.C. General Assembly requested that we conduct an audit of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) hiring practices and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


  • Determine agency compliance with relevant federal and state nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws regarding employment practices.
  • Assess agency training for compliance with nondiscrimination and equal employment laws and regulations.
  • Determine the role of DHEC’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

DHEC is charged with promoting and protecting the heath of the public and the environment in South Carolina. DHEC has four divisions:

Environmental Affairs
Healthcare Quality
Public Health
Support Services