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Human Resources Commission, Inc.
was chartered in 1966 as a private, non-profit
charitable organization under the
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and
South Carolina law. In 1976 the State Legislative office designated GLEAMNS Human
Resources Commission, Inc. a public organization. It
is one of 15 community action agencies in the state of South Carolina
and one of 1000 in the United States. GLEAMNS Human Resources
is a standing member of the
National Association of Community Action Agencies.
Human Resources Commission, Inc. serves over 9,000 low income
households in the Upper Savannah Planning District, which encompasses
Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, and
Saluda Counties, as well as Fairfield, Lexington, and Richland Counties.
Human Resources Commission, Inc. is governed by a Board of
Commissioners. The Board has equal representation from the public,
private and elected representatives of the poor sector, as prescribed by
federal and state law. Just as GLEAMNS' employees, the Board of
Commissioners is dedicated with understanding and humility towards the
ones it strives to serve. Members of the Board serve in various
capacities without restitution for time or effort. They donate many
hours of their time and services for the betterment of mankind and work
in harmony with the agency goals within the ten counties.
agency receives funding from federal, state and some local governments
for twelve major programs: Head Start, Early Head Start, Workforce Development, Child
Development, Child Care Food Program, Community Services Block Grant,
Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program, East Coast Migrant Head
Start Program, Legacy,
Department of Juvenile Justice,
Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center and Weatherization. Head Start is the largest program
the agency sponsors with 61% of the funds coming from the federal
government. Funds for this program must be matched 20% through cash or
in-kind donations. The East Coast Migrant Head Start Program also must
be matched 20% with cash or in-kind donations. Other programs sponsored
by the agency receive their funding completely from governmental
Administrative Department of the agency is funded through an indirect
cost rate that is approved by the Department of Cost Allocations in
Washington, DC. This department encompasses Administration, Finance,
and the Human Resources components of the agency.
Finance Department is responsible for managing the funds received from
all sources in conjunction with the Program Directors. A staff of nine
employees is responsible for payables, receivables, purchasing, payroll,
budgets, fixed assets and all financial reports. It is the Office of
Finance's mission to establish and maintain effective internal control
over compliance with requirement of law, regulations, contracts, and
grants applicable to all entities that provide funds to the agency.
Transportation Office ensures that all vehicles owned and/or operated by
it, it's projects, and its departments are safe to operate. Because in
the most cases we transport South Carolina's most precious cargo - our
children, it is imperative that our vehicles meet both Federal and Sate
safety standards. We are also responsible for operating these vehicles
in the least costly manner with out violation of Federal and State
Transportation Laws, environmental regulations and safety standards.
mission of the Human Resources department is to assist managers and
supervisors with hiring, retaining, developing and motivating people who
can contribute to the organization productivity and growth. Also to
help managers and supervisors understand, implement, communicate
organizational policies and practices to employees in a way that fosters
a friendly and productive culture, and meet the requirements of
employment laws. The department of four employees, provides a multitude
of services for the agency's workforce of more than 330 employees.
Contact the Human Resources department at 864-223-8434 to learn more
about how to apply, benefit information, customer service and