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The countdown for the 2020 census has begun! In order to achieve a complete count, the U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging local governments and community leaders to promote awareness of the 2020 Census, especially in hard to count populations. More information on how to reach hard to count populations as well as tips for promoting the census to all county residents, visit our 2020 Census Count page.Read more


SCAC is proud to have launched its first online course this year as part of the Institute of Government. Orientation to County Government I is now available online and is offered at no cost to elected and appointed county officials. This course serves as an excellent primer to county government. The course takes approximately one hour to complete and includes several quizzes to reinforce the user's learning. Upon completion, the participant is granted three hours of Level I Institute credit.

In order to access the course, use the link below. If you are not logged into the Member... Read more


Click on the links below to view presentations made at the October 24 County Council Coalition Meeting.

Funding Outlook from the S.C. General Assembly
Mike Shealy, Budget Director, Finance Committee, S.C. Senate
Daniel Boan, Chief of Staff/Legal Counsel, Ways and Means Committee, S.C. House of Representatives

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The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule on Sep. 24, 2019, increasing the salary-level threshold for mandatory overtime from $455 to $684 a week ($35,568 a year). Overtime pay will be required for all non-exempt employees making less than the salary-level threshold and working more than 40 hours in a single work week. The final rule is effective Jan. 1, 2020, and is estimated by the Department of Labor to extend overtime protections nation-wide to more than one million workers not currently eligible under federal law.

 In reviewing the SCAC Wage and... Read more


Did you know the Association compiles information on grants beneficial to county governments? The Association’s Grants page on serves as a repository for information on available grants, grant writing classes, and grant management. Visit for the most up-to-date information on grants available to serve your county.Read more