Apply for and certify your claim here.
As of July 21st, SCWOS is back online. Claimants, please remember that you are required to complete at least two job searches while logged into your SCWOS account in order to remain eligible for benefits, and remember, you can check your claim status tracker by clicking “Go To My Home Page” when you login to the MyBenefits portal.
If you received an email asking you to complete a survey and you would like to know more, please call 803-737-0368 or visit dew.sc.gov/survey.
Both the employer system (SUITS) and the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) will be down for monthly maintenance on Sunday, August 7, from 12-4 pm.
We also make nightly changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) from 11 pm – 3 am, and the system will be temporarily unavailable during this time.
Executive Director – D. Ellzey
The Executive Director is responsible for steering the mission and vision of the organization and managing its operations, administration, programs and strategic plan.
Chief of Staff – W. Floyd
The Chief of Staff role is defined by its ability to provide strategic counsel to key leaders within an organization. They are responsible for serving as a strategic advisor to leadership, assuming day-to-day responsibility for projects and tasks, and creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success.
Chief Legal Officer – T. Timmons
The Chief Legal Officer is the head of the legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the Department of Employment and Workforce. This position is also responsible for the appeals department, as well as equal opportunity and Freedom of Information Act engagement. The CLO provides legal counsel help the agency make informed decisions with the highest integrity.
Chief Financial Officer – J. Michaelson
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing the financial actions of the agency including grant activity, the contingency fund, benefit payments and reporting, as well as analyzing and advising agency direction for the UI Trust Fund, and other state and federal funding programs.
Employment Services – G. Parks
The Assistant Executive Director, Employment Services oversees a wide range of services for jobseekers and employers both from the agency and through the SC Works system throughout the state. This position also oversees the veterans programs, helps businesses and workers affected by layoffs, and administers and manages federal programs.
Workforce Development – M. Paczynski
The Assistant Executive Director, Workforce Development is responsible for the program direction and administrative oversight of federal workforce programs and partners with education and economic development to anticipate skill needs and provide a skilled workforce. This position also develops funded initiatives to address barriers that prohibit individuals from obtaining employment in high-growth, high-demand occupations.
Unemployment Insurance – P. Famolari
The Assistant Executive Director of Unemployment Insurance supports the stability of South Carolina's workforce and communities by ensuring the unemployment insurance (UI) program is administered effectively and efficiently. Funded entirely by employer taxes, the UI program provides qualified workers, who are unemployed through no fault of their own, timely temporary benefits to help bridge the gap between jobs.
Technical Services, Policies and Reporting – K. Cummings
The Assistant Executive Director of Technical Services, Policies and Reporting provides technical expertise in the operation of the employment services operating systems and develops policies and procedures that adhere to federal and state law and regulations governing unemployment, workforce development, and employment services.
Labor Market Information – B. Grady
The Director of Labor Market Information is responsible for collecting and disseminating all state and federal employment statistics, including the monthly unemployment rate release, as well as specialized research projects for the agency.
Governmental Affairs – E. Andrews Morgan
The Director of Governmental Affairs is responsible for all legislative matters and coordinates requests from the Governor's Office, the S.C. General Assembly, and other governmental agencies.