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State employees may NOT be

  • terminated
  • suspended
  • demoted
  • reduced in compensation

for reporting substantial abuse, misuse, destruction or loss of substantial public funds or resources and violation of Federal, State, or local laws, regulations and ordinances.

To make such a report, do so in writing, within 180 days of learning of the alleged wrongdoing, to AGENCY, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Solicitor's Office, the State Ethics Commission, the State Auditor, the Legislative Audit Council or the Office of Attorney General.

For more information, see Chapter 27, Title 8 of the S.C. Code of Laws, et seq.