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The South Carolina Staffing Association: Your unified voice of the staffing industry.
The South Carolina Staffing Association represents its members and the staffing industry as a whole in legislative matters that directly impact our industry. SCSA is the only organization with a team of veteran lobbyists dedicated to fighting for issues important to you at the SC State House. We are committed to fighting for policy and issues that will lower your bottom line and increase your ability to compete. Your membership and support of SCSA is an investment in your business and ensures a strong future for our industry.
In just the last two years, SCSA and its lobbyists have:
• Secured $146M in SUTA relief in 2011, lowering your SUTA rates by 22%
• Secured $77M in SUTA relief in 2012, lowering your SUTA rates by 12%
• Led fight to pass bill that disqualifies individuals from collecting unemployment insurance if they were fired for misconduct
• Led fight to reduce benefits weeks from 26 weeks to 20
• Led fight to pass bill that prohibits seasonal workers to collect unemployment insurance during off season
• Led fight to prohibit school employees employed through staffing agency from collecting benefits during summer and Christmas breaks
But, we are not done! We have more work to do including:
• Workers’ Compensation ReformWorkers’ Compensation Reform
• SUTA rates structure reform
• Working with SC DEW to ensure it is working with employers
• Further unemployment insurance reform
SCSA is proud to have The Sunnie Harmon & John DeWorken Group on our legislative team.
John DeWorken and Sunnie Harmon are partners in a South Carolina pro-business advocacy firm. Prior to establishing their advocacy firm, they created and established the Upstate Chamber Coalition, an 8,000-business, eleven chambers of commerce coalition designed to fight for pro-business legislative issues.
A four-time letterman and two-year captain for the Top 20 nationally ranked Clemson Women’s Tennis team, Harmon started her career with Congressman Gresham Barrett. She has two degrees from Clemson University and was an Academic All-American.
A three-time graduate of Clemson University, DeWorken gained his experience working for the South Carolina Senate, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and in a statewide political campaign. He was twice named “The Top 50 Most Influential People in Greenville” by Greenville Magazine.
In 2009, DeWorken and Harmon’s announcement that they were creating their own government relations firm made “The Top 15 Stories of the Year” for GSA Business Magazine.