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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina
Working together
to eliminate and prevent
unlawful discrimination
in South Carolina

Welcome to the

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1972 to promote harmony and betterment around the State. The General Assembly declared that the practice of discrimination against an individual because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability as a matter of concern and declared this discrimination to be unlawful and in conflict with the ideals of South Carolina and the nation, as this discrimination interferes with opportunities of the individual to receive employment and to develop according to the individual's own ability and is degrading to human dignity.  The General Assembly further declared that to alleviate these problems the Human Affairs Commission was created which shall seek to eliminate and prevent discrimination because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is to eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination in: employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability; housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability; and public accommodations on the basis of race, color, national origin and religion.

VISION

The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission's Vision is to be well known with a positive image and a mission that is understood and accepted by the public.  SCHAC is a fully resourced, customer-friendly agency with a diverse, well-trained and efficient team working together effectively in a safe and supportive work environment in fulfillment of the agency's mission.

VALUES

Accountability -- is being responsible for the proper management of public resources and exercise of authority vested in SCHAC.

Customer Service -- is treating all stakeholders (internal and external) in a courteous manner. One must be responsible, helpful and knowledgeable; and adhere to the agency's mission, values and goals.

Fairness -- is the equal and consistent treatment of all parties involved in an impartial manner.

Integrity -- is exhibiting the traits of honesty and truthfulness; and adhering to the moral and ethical standards as stated in the S.C. Code of Ethics.

Loyalty -- is being faithful to the mission, vision, and values of the agency and our obligations to the public.

Professionalism -- is showing respect for others in your actions and your words; and performing the functions of your job in a responsible manner.

Teamwork -- is individual and units working together in harmony for the expressed purpose of pursuing assigned tasks and accomplishing goals.