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Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.Haley's announcement of Susan Alford comes...that is more important than the mission of the Department of Social Services, and that's to protect children, the elderly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
DSS creating statewide hotline

...several recommendations Dr. Olga Rosa made to the bipartisan panel that's been investigating problems at the Department of Social Services since January.By law, reports must be made to either DSS or law enforcement, depending on whether the suspected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/dss-creating-statewide-hotlin
Department of Social Services requests 200 more workers to reach caseload goals

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A deputy director at the Department of Social Services says the agency needs 200 more employees to reach goals for worker caseloads.Jessica Hanak-Coulter said Wednesday that 202...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-24/department-social-services-re
Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

...includes automatically enrolling children whose parents receive food assistance or welfare payments through the Department of Social Services. But, she adds, the administration's refusal to accept the expansion means far too many people fall into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-10/gov-nikki-haley-names-new-lea
South Carolina social services director resigns

...The embattled director of South Caro lina's Department of Social Services resigned Mon day, a day before senators planned...celebrate. It's a first step to restructure the Department of Social Services," Lourie said. "Removing Koller from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-02/sc-social-services-director-q
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

...debated whether to formally disapprove of the Department of Social Services director. A no-confidence vote could come...parents regaining custody. It also gives the Department of Social Services greater ability to end visits between a parent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-29/senate-seeks-dss-reports-chil
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...vulnerable children have been burdened with heavy caseloads for years, contributing to chronic high turnover in the Department of Social Services.That's according to a review of data The Associated Press received through a public records request.Senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
South Carolina DSS director outlines $6.4 million plan to hire, keep caseworkers

...Outlining plans to add 221 employees to help protect South Carolina's abused and neglected children, the acting Department of Social Services director told lawmakers Friday that she is working to make substantial changes without entirely altering the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-03/south-carolina-dss-director-o
Senator: Law on day care training needs penalties

...annual training required by "Kendra's Law," reports The Greenville News , according to its review of state Department of Social Services records.The law applies to the hundreds of unlicensed caretakers who are registered with the state to keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-28/senator-law-day-care-tra
Challengers hammer South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in last debate before election

...before the Nov. 4 election.Ervin said he decided to run because of how Haley had handled problems at the Department of Social Services. He said she stood by while an incompetent leader let children be abused and killed."She knew when she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-21/challengers-ha