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SC DSS Names Employees of the Month

April 30, 2019 

The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. The three most recently chosen were: Patrick Cable, Program Coordinator with the Child Support Services Division; Keshawn Jacobs, Benefit Integrity Management Evaluation Reviewer with Division of County Operations; and Lauren Staudt, Supervisor for Group Home Licensing. Staff selected for the Employee of the Month Program are awarded with lunch with the acting State Director along with other honorees, a dedicated parking space, a photo and write up displayed at State Office and a write-up sent to their community newspaper.

From left, Patrick Cable, Program Coordinator with the Child Support Services Division; Lauren Staudt, Supervisor for Group Home Licensing; Acting SCDSS State Director Joan Meacham; and Keshawn Jacobs, Benefit Integrity Management Evaluation Reviewer with Division of County Operations, gathered for lunch on Thursday, April 25, 2019.


As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., et.al. federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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