What is Wrongdoing?

Wrongdoing is specifically defined as action by a public body which results in substantial abuse, misuse, destruction, or loss of substantial public funds or public resources. This also includes an allegation that a public employee has intentionally violated federal or state statutory law or regulations or other political subdivision ordinances, regulations, or a code of ethics, which violation is not merely technical or of a minimum nature.

You Are Protected!

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.

How to make a Report

To make such a report, do so in writing, within 180 days of learning of the alleged wrongdoing, to the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, 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.

Make a Report

For more information

See Chapter 27, Title 8 of the S.C. Code of Laws, et seq.