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About Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is charged with oversight of all personnel-related support and development activities, including hiring, retention, training and development, compensation and benefits, and compliance with policies and labor laws. Human Resources is also responsible for risk management, a duty that not only focuses on maintaining a safe working environment for all employees, but also requires the proactive management of potential physical and economic liabilities threatening the accomplishment of the County’s mission.

Oconee County participates in E-Verify. E-Verify electronically compares information entered on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, with records contained in Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security"  E-Verify link

Oconee County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, military status, or protected veteran status. Oconee County complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination in places where Oconee County operates.

Oconee County is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Oconee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws.

Holiday Schedule

Oconee County's holiday schedule is based on the schedule observed by the State of South Carolina. 

2017 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 2 (observance)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16 (Third Monday in January)
  • George Washington's Birthday / President's Day - Monday, February 20 (Third Monday in February)
  • Confederate Memorial Day - Wednesday, May 10
  • National Memorial Day - Monday, May 29 (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4 (First Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day - Friday, November 10
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23 (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day - Friday, November 24
  • Christmas Eve - Friday, December 22 (expected observance)
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25 
  • Day after Christmas - Tuesday, December 26 

Generally, if a holiday falls on a Saturday, employees working a Monday through Friday schedule will observe the holiday on the preceding Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, employees working a Monday through Friday schedule will observe the holiday on the following Monday.

Nurse Practitioner Program

Oconee County provides those covered by its health plan access to a nurse practitioner at the Pine Street Administrative Complex in Walhalla free of charge.  The nurse practitioner is typically available two days each week, with visits made on a 'first come first served' basis.  No advance appointments are accepted.  


Looking for Information on Employee Benefits?

Click on the appropriate employment classification box (below) to access information related to your benefit options. Please note that the webpages are currently under construction, and are subject to change.  As always, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Human Resources team for more information or assistance.


Forms and Documents

This section contains links to some of the more commonly requested forms and documents needed by employees.  Contact HR if you have questions or can't find what you need.   

Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (2017 version)

Employee Change of Address Form

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