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Accident Fund, State
Provider of workers' compensation insurance in South Carolina.
Accountancy, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Accountancy.
Adjutant General
Head of the Military Department for that state, overseeing the South Carolina Army National Guard, the South Carolina Air National Guard, and the South Carolina State Guard.
Administrative Law Court
Forum for fair, prompt, and objective hearings for any person affected by an action or proposed action of certain agencies of the State of South Carolina.
Aeronautics Division
Oversees the safety and development of the state's public use airports.
Agency Mail (General Services Division)
Mail services for governmental agencies.
Aging, Lieutenant Governors Office On
Assistance for SC’s senior citizens.
Agriculture, Department of
Promotes and protects SC's agriculture industry.
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Department of
State authority for alcohol and other drug abuse programming.
Architectural Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Architects Examiners.
Archives and History, Department of
An independent state agency dedicated to promoting and protecting historical records and heritage of South Carolina.
Arts Commission
Promotes a thriving arts environment for the state.
Athletic Commission, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for the Athletic Commission.
Attorney General
The state’s chief criminal prosecutor and legal officer.
Auctioneers' Commission, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for the Auctioneers' Commission.
Auditor, Office of the State
Performs audits of state agencies and works to deter fraud and mismanagement of state funds.

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Banking, Commissioner of
Regulates State chartered banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and trust companies.
Barber Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Barber Examiners.
Blind, Commission for the
Provides vocational, rehabilitation, and independent living services for blind SC citizens.
Budget and Control Board
Central administrative agency for SC state government.
Building Codes Council (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for the Building Codes Council.

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Cabinet Agencies (Governor's Office)
Contact information for Gubernatorial appointees.
Children's Affairs, Office of (Governor's Office)
Advocates for improved services for children and families in the public sector.
Chiropractic Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Chiropractic Examiners.
Climatology Office, State
Archives and distributes climatological data to State agencies, educational and research institutions, and private citizens.
Commerce, Department of
Promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses.
Commission for the Blind
Provides vocational, rehabilitation, and independent living services for blind SC citizens.
Commission on Indigent Defense
Establishes and monitors programs and services for the delivery of legal representation to indigent defendants.
Comptroller General
State’s chief accountant.
Confederate Relic Room and Museum
Collects and preserves the military history of this state.
Conservation Bank, South Carolina
Aims to improve the quality of life in South Carolina through the conservation of significant natural resource lands, wetlands, historical properties, and archeological sites.
Consumer Affairs, Department of
The state's consumer protection agency.
Continuum of Care (Governor's Office)
Serves children with severe emotional disturbance.
Contractors' Licensing Board (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Contractors.
Corrections, Department of
Protects the citizens by confining offenders in controlled facilities.
Cosmetology, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Cosmetology.
Counselors and Psychological Therapists Licensing Board (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
Court of Appeals
Hears most types of appeals from the circuit court and the family court.
Crime Victims' Ombudsman (Governor's Office)
An impartial third party who attempts to ensure that all crime victims are served justly, equitably, and fairly by South Carolina's criminal justice organizations.
Criminal Justice Academy
Provides basic training for all law enforcement, detention, and telecommunications officers.

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Deaf and the Blind, School for the
The state's only specialized school for students who are deaf or blind.
Dentistry, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Dentistry.
Developmental Disabilities Council (Governor's Office)
Promotes an improved quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of
Plans, develops, oversees, and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.

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Economic Advisors, Board of (Budget and Control Board)
Prepares and reviews economic forecasts and general fund revenue projections and advises the Budget and Control Board and the General Assembly on these matters.
Economic Opportunity (Governor's Office)
Administers and distributes funds for local initiatives in all 46 counties that are designed to appreciably impact the causes of poverty.
Education Lottery Commission
Enhances educational funding in South Carolina through the lottery games.
Education Oversight Committee
Reviews the state's education improvement process and evaluates school standards.
Education, Department of
Oversees public education, teacher certification, and adult education.
Educational Television Network (ETV)
The state's public educational broadcasting network.
Election Commission
Oversees voter registration, candidate certification, and elections. Provides election data to the public.
Emergency Management Division
Responsible for statewide emergency management planning and response to emergencies and disasters.
Employment and Workforce, Department of
Provides unemployment benefits, job opportunities, and workforce services.
Energy Office (Budget and Control Board)
Aims to help citizens, businesses, and public entities save energy through greater efficiency, better information, and enhanced environmental quality.
Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Professional (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Environmental Certification, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Environmental Certification.
Ethics Commission, State
Agency responsible for enforcement of ethics laws. Find financial information for individuals running for public office and lobbyists.
Executive Budget, Office of (Budget and Control Board)
Central administrative agency for SC state government.
Executive Policy and Programs, Governor's Office of (OEPP)
Administrative and financial services for the Governor’s Office, including the Governor’s Mansion and Grounds.

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Facilities Management (Budget and Control Board)
Delivers electrical, mechanical, maintenance, fire protection, horticultural, custodial, project management, safety, and building renovation services for state owned buildings.
Film Office (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism)
Promotes South Carolina locales to the film industry.
Financial Institutions, Board of
Responsible for the supervision, licensing, and examination of all State chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, credit unions, trust companies, development corporations, consumer finance companies, deferred presentment companies, and regular check cashing companies.
Fire Academy
Training courses, certification, and instructor resources for prospective and current firefighters.
Fire Marshal, State
Responsible for ensuring compliance with state fire safety regulations.
First Steps
Provides preparation for children enter 4-year-old kindergarten and first grade.
Fleet Management, State (Budget and Control Board)
Manages the State's motor vehicle fleet.
Foresters, Board of Registration for (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Foresters.
Forestry Commission
Protects, promotes, enhances, and nurtures the forest lands of South Carolina.
Foster Care Review Board (Governor's Office)
Provides external accountability for the foster care system and advocates on behalf of children in foster care.
Funeral Service, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Funeral Service.

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General Services Division, Budget and Control Board
Maintenance, fleet management, mail services, parking services, and surplus property services for public entities.
Geologists, Board of Registration for (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Geologists.
Governor's Mansion
Historic site of South Carolina's Governor Mansion.
Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
Public, residential school, located in Hartsville, specializing in science and mathematics.
Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Public, residential school, located in Greenville, specializing in arts and humanities.
Governor, Office of the
Official Website of the Governor of South Carolina.
Gray, Wil Lou Opportunity School
Structured, residential, military-style school for at-risk children, ages 16-19.
Guardian Ad Litem (Governor's Office)
State funded program that provides advocates for children in child abuse and neglect cases.

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Health and Environmental Control, Department of (DHEC)
Protects public health, coastal resources, and the state's land, air, and water quality as authorized under multiple state and federal laws.
Health and Human Services, Department of (DHHS)
State agency responsible for Medicaid distribution.
Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission
Provides need-based grant assistance to eligible South Carolina undergraduate students attending, on a full time basis, eligible independent non-profit in-state colleges.
Higher Education, Commission on
Information for SC students preparing to attend college.
Highway Patrol (Department of Public Safety)
Protects and serves the public with by educating its citizens on highway safety and enforcement of laws governing traffic, motor vehicles, and commercial carriers.
House of Representatives
The South Carolina House of Representatives consists of 124 part-time citizen legislators elected every two years to represent our state's 124 separate single-member districts.
Housing Finance and Development Authority, State
Mortgage and rental assistance, information for first time home buyers.
Human Affairs Commission
The mission of this agency is to enforce state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation in part on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status.
Human Resources, Office of (Budget and Control Board)
State employee and employer services. Search and apply for state government jobs.

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Independent Living Council, SC Statewide
Non-profit organization, with a Governor appointed council, that represents independent living for those citizens with disabilities.
Indigent Defense, Commission on
Establishes and monitors programs and services for the delivery of legal representation to indigent defendants.
Information Security (DIS), Division of
Responsible for a variety of statewide polices, standards, programs, and services relating to cyber security and information systems, including the statewide coordination of critical infrastructure information.
Information Technology Management Office
Supports the provision, use, and administration of information technology in state government.
Inspector General, Office of
Investigates and detects fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, violations of state or federal law, and wrongdoing in the Executive Branch.
Insurance Reserve Fund, Office of
Agency which provides insurance to governmental entities.
Insurance, Department of
Regulates insurance industry for the state.
Internal Audit Services (Budget and Control Board)
Responsible for audit of Budget and Control Board.
Internal Operations, Office of (Budget and Control Board)
Provides Budget and Control Board with accounting, budgeting, human resource, mail, and procurement services.

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Jobs - Economic Development Authority
Promotes the business and economic welfare of South Carolina.
John de la Howe School
Resident based school located in McCormick, SC for children with behavioral health problems.
Judicial Department
Trial courts, appeal courts, and the SC Supreme Court.
Juvenile Justice, Department of
Treatment and rehabilitative agency for the state's juvenile offenders.

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Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation main site.
Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Provides manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to assist with investigations on behalf of the Governor and Attorney General.
Legislative Audit Council
 Conducts independent, objective performance audits of state agencies and programs
Legislature (Senate, House)
The upper and lower bodies of the state's law making authorities.
Library, State
Provides public library development,a library service for state institutions, services for the blind and physically handicapped, and library services to state government agencies.
Lieutenant Governor's, Office on Aging
Assistance for SC’s senior citizens.
Lieutenant Governor, Office of the
Elected official who presides over state Senate and agency that oversees the Office on Aging.
Local Government, Office of
Provides the water, sewer, and related infrastructure facilities necessary for economic development, environmental protection, and public health.
Long Term Health Care Administrators, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Long Term Health Care Administrators.
Lottery Commission
Enhances educational funding in South Carolina through the lottery games.
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Serves a four county area between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA and a connection between local governments and state/federal agencies.
Lowcountry Graduate Center
Developed to expand the opportunities for graduate education in the Lowcountry.

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Manufactured Housing Board (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Manufactured Housing.
Massage/Bodywork Therapy (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Massage / Bodywork Therapy.
Materials Management Office (MMO)
Provides the State's central procurement operation for all state agencies covered by the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code.
Medical Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Medical Examiners.
Medical Malpractice Patients' Compensation Fund
Ensures the stability and security of the South Carolina Patients' Compensation Fund for its members.
Mental Health, Department of
Supports the recovery of people with mental illnesses.
Military Department
South Carolina National Guard, which oversees emergency management, geographic information systems, the S.C. Military Museum, and other related state entities.
Minority Affairs, Commission for
Provides the citizens of the State with a information and resources regarding the State's minority population.
Motor Vehicles, Department of
Oversee and regulates driver's licenses and vehicle titles and registrations.
Museum, State
Maintains and displays information and items pertaining to art, cultural history, natural history, science, and technology in South Carolina.

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National Guard
South Carolina Military Department, which oversees emergency management, geographic information systems, the S.C. Military Museum, and other related state entities.
Natural Resources, Department of
Advocate and steward of South Carolina's natural resources.
Nursing, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Nursing.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Conducts inspections of businesses to assure compliance with the state occupational safety and health act.
Occupational Therapy, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Occupational Therapy.
Ombudsman, Governor's Office of
Responds to citizen concerns and complaints by resolving and/or referring citizens to the appropriate agency.
Opticianry, Board of Examiners in (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Opticians.
Optometry, Board of Examiners in (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Optometry.

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Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Department of
South Carolina's official travel site.
Patients' Compensation Fund
Ensures the stability and security of the South Carolina Patients' Compensation Fund for its members.
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial, and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S.
Perpetual Care Cemetery Board (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Perpetual Care Cemetery.
Pharmacy, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Pharmacy.
Physical Therapy Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Physical Therapy Examiners.
Pilotage Commission (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Pilots.
Podiatry Examiners, Board of
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Podiatry.
Ports Authority, State
Operates the state’s vital seaport assets in Charleston and Georgetown and works to drive economic investment to South Carolina.
Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services, Department of
Prepares offenders for becoming productive members of the community and provides assistance to the victims of crimes, the courts, and the Parole Board.
Prosecution Coordination, Commission on
Coordinates all administrative functions of the offices of the Solicitors and affiliate services.
Psychology, Board of Examiners in (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Psychology.
Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)
Responsible for the administration and management of the state’s employee insurance programs and retirement systems.
Public Safety, Department of
Enforces the laws governing traffic, motor vehicles, and commercial carriers.
Public Service Commission
Functions as a court for regulating utility and transportation companies in the state.
Pyrotechnic Safety, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Pyrotechnic Safety.

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Real Estate Appraisers Board (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Real Estate Appraisers.
Real Property Services (Budget and Control Board)
Provides centralized real estate related services for all agencies of the state.
Regulatory Staff, Office of
Represents the public interest of South Carolina in utility regulation for the major utility industries.
Residential Builders Commission (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Residential Builders Commission.
Retirement Systems Investment Commission
Manages all assets held in trust for the sole benefit of the participants and beneficiaries of the South Carolina Retirement Systems.
Revenue, Department of
Administers the tax laws of the state and collects taxes.
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
Responsible for gathering, researching, maintaining, and providing independent and professional analysis, information, and reports pertaining to the state.
Rural Development Council
Promotes rural economic development by providing a framework within which federal government resources can be used in combination with those of state and local governments, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Rural Infrastructure Authority
Selects and assists in financing qualified rural infrastructure projects in South Carolina.

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Santee Cooper Power
State-owned electric and water utility and the state's largest power producer.
School for the Deaf and Blind
The state's specialized school for students who are deaf or blind.
School Improvement Council
Provides training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other resources to promote the success of community-based School Improvement Councils in each of the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.
Sea Grant Consortium
Through a program of research, education, extension, and training, enhances economic opportunities and conservation of coastal and marine resources for South Carolina citizens.
Second Injury Fund
Works on behalf of both businesses and employees as part of the Worker's Compensation system.
Secretary of State
The state filing office for business corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies, as well as for all Uniform Commercial Code.
Securities Division (Office of Attorney General)
Enforces the South Carolina Uniform Securities Act, which seeks to protect South Carolina investors against fraud and unfair or unethical practices.
Senate
The South Carolina Senate consists of 46 members who are elected from single member districts of approximately 87,200 citizens. Senators must be residents of the district in which they are elected, and they serve four year terms.
Small and Minority Business Assistance (Governor's Office)
The OSMBA was created by Executive Order in October 1979 to promote the growth and development of small and minority owned businesses in South Carolina and to advocate that an equitable portion of State procurement contracts be awarded to small and minority owned businesses.
Social Services, Department of
Ensures the safety of children and adults who cannot protect themselves and assists families to achieve stability through child support, child care, financial, and other temporary benefits while transitioning into employment.
Social Work Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Social Work Examiners.
Solicitor's Office - 1st Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Dorchester, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 2nd Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Aiken, Bamberg, and Barnwell Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 3rd Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Clarendon, Lee, Sumter, and Williamsburg Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 4th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro, and Dillon Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 5th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Kershaw and Richland Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 7th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 8th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry Counties.
Solicitor's Office - 9th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Charleston and Berkeley Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Anderson and Oconee Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 11th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 12th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Florence and Marion Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Greenville and Pickens Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 15th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for Georgetown and Horry Counties.
Solicitor's Office, 16th Judicial Circuit
The office, and its elected official, responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses for York and Union Counties.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Board of Examiners in (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
State Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Provides manpower and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to assist with investigations on behalf of the Governor and Attorney General.
State Museum
Maintains and displays information and items pertaining to art, cultural history, natural history, science, and technology in South Carolina.
State Ports Authority
Operates the state's vital seaport assets in Charleston and Georgetown and works to drive economic investment to South Carolina.
Supreme Court
The highest court in South Carolina, composed of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices who are elected to ten year terms by the General Assembly.
Surplus Property Office (Budget and Control Board)
Operates South Carolina's Surplus Property Office with the purpose of disposing of surplus property and equipment for the State and Federal Governments.

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Technical and Comprehensive Education, State Board for 
Operates the SC Technical College System, which is comprised of 16 technical colleges located across the state and its statewide affiliate programs: the Center for Accelerated Technology Training’s readySC™ program and Apprenticeship Carolina™.
Technology, Division of
Formerly the Division of State Information Technology (DSIT). Supports the provision, use, and administration of information technology in state government.
Tourism Expenditure Review Committee
The State Committee that monitors accommodations tax reporting.
Transportation, Department of
Responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system and for the development of a statewide mass transit system.
Transportation Infrastructure Bank
Selects and assists in financing major qualified projects by providing loans and other financial assistance for constructing and improving highway and transportation facilities necessary for public purposes including economic development.
Treasurer, Office of the State
Provides banking, investment and financial management service for the state, such as the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the State's general and restricted funds and receipt and disbursement of all funds.
Tuition Grants Commission, Higher Education
Provides need-based grant assistance to eligible South Carolina undergraduate students attending, on a full time basis, eligible independent non-profit in-state colleges.

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Veterans' Affairs, Office of (Governor's Office)
The state office responsible for assisting all ex-service personnel and their eligible dependents in obtaining benefits for which they are eligible.
Veterinary Medical Examiners, Board of (LLR)
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board for Veterinarians.
Victim Assistance, State Office of (Governor's Office)
Offers support, advocacy, and assistance to crime victims and their families.
Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Assists residents with disabilities to prepare for, achieve, and maintain competitive employment.

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Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School
Helps at-risk 16-19-year-olds by placing them in a structured, residential, military-style environment that emphasizes both academic and life-skills education.
Worker's Compensation Commission
Resources for injured workers and employers.

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