Employee Benefits

The County offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program, along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs.  The  County  has  long  been  committed  to  providing  its  employees  the  best  possible  insurance  benefits  at  the  greatest  possible value. We’ve maintained that commitment even in the face of healthcare costs that continue to soar.

Employee Insurance Program

The County of Orangeburg offers the following kinds of benefits to its full-time employees through the State of South Carolina’s Budget and Control Board Employee Insurance Program (EIP):

  • Dental
  • Life insurance
  • Long term care
  • Long term disability
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Optional medical / dependent care spending accounts

For additional information regarding these benefits, please visit Employee Insurance Program (EIP) at 888-260-9430 and Retiree Billing at 803-734-1696 or you may contact Human Resources.


Benefits Summary

  1. annual leave
  2. Bereavement leave
  3. Deferred Compensation-Empowerment Retirement (401K & 457)
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5. Family Medical Leave of Absence
  6. Group Long Term Disability
  8. Military Leave
  9. Paid Holidays
  10. paid leave
  11. sick leave
  12. South Carolina Retirement
  13. Supplemental Insurance
  14. Workers’ Compensation

Special note. A County department may have different policies regarding leave and, if so, department employees will be provided a copy by the department head. If  there is a difference between the following policy and a department’s policies, your department’s policy will apply to your conduct.

All employees assigned to regular, full-time positions accrue annual leave with pay. New hires in their introductory period are not allowed to use accrued annual leave until satisfactory completion of their new hire introductory period, including any extension of the employee’s new hire introductory period. The maximum amount of accrued leave that can be carried over at the end of the year is 240 hours. Use of annual leave is encouraged and subject to supervisor approval.

Pre-Approval. Except in the case of an emergency, all annual leave must be approved a minimum of two (2) days in advance by the employee’s Department Head. Whenever possible, an employee wishing to take more than four (4) hours of annual leave time should request approval at least one (1) week in advance.

Vacations. Department heads are responsible for scheduling vacations based on employee seniority and must ensure that their departments are adequately staffed at all times. Consequently, the County may limit the number of employees that may be absent from a department at any one time.

Restrictions on accumulation and use. The value of an employee’s accumulated but unused annual leave not to exceed two hundred forty (240) hours will be paid to the employee at termination only if: (1) the employee gives and satisfactorily completes the relevant notice period; or (2) in the case of the employee’s discharge by the County, the employee is not discharged for disciplinary reasons as determined by the County.

Annual leave accrual schedule. The following is the annual leave accrual schedule for each pay period:

Tenure              7.5 Hour Shift            8 Hour Shift           12 Hour Shift           24 Hour Shift

0-6 Years           3.7 hours                    3.7 hours                 4.44 hours                4.62 hours

7-14 Years         4.6 hours                    4.6 hours                 5.55 hours                5.78 hours

15 or More         5.5 hours                    5.5 hours                 6.66 hours                6.94 hours