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The Office of the Governor operates pursuant to Article IV, Sections 1-21 of the South Carolina Constitution and SC Code of Laws 1-3-10, et seq. The Executive Control of State is comprised of the Governor, the Governor’s senior advisors, and support staff.

The senior advisors assist the Governor in formulating policy and carrying out his initiative through legislation, executive order, and policy statements. Programmatic responsibilities of the Office of Executive Policy and Programs are coordinated through the Executive Control of State.

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  • [Final report] 

    South Carolina Governor’s Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-22)
    The MAP Commission feels strongly that it is time to restructure key support functions and to realign programs and services to eliminate duplication of effort, inefficiencies and poor service quality. The MAP Commission’s ...
  • Executive summary 

    South Carolina Governor’s Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-26)
    The MAP Commission feels strongly that it is time to restructure key support functions and to realign programs and services to eliminate duplication of effort, inefficiencies and poor service quality. The MAP Commission’s ...
  • Governor's Office Coronavirus Relief Fund Expenditures as of 7/31/2020 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Office of the Governor’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Face coverings must be worn in state buildings effective Aug. 3, 2020 

    AccelerateSC (2020-08-03)
    This poster states "By executive order face coverings must be worn in state buildings effective Aug. 3, 2020. My face covering protects you, your face covering protects me."
  • Executive order no. 2020-59 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster extends the state of emergency due to COVID-19.
  • Executive order no. 2020-56 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster takes measures to mitigate the state of emergency due to COVID-19.
  • Executive order no. 2020-53 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-10)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster extends the state of emergency due to COVID-19.
  • Executive order no. 2020-58 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags flown over the State House be lowered to half-staff in tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman who died.
  • Executive order no. 2020-55 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster extends Order no. 2019-22 so as to extend the time allowed for South Carolinians to respond to the 2020 census.
  • Executive order no. 2020-57 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster grants leave with pay to state employees in certain coastal counties due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2020-60 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags flown over the State House be lowered to half-staff in tribute to Judge Clyde Henry Hamilton who died.
  • Executive order no. 2020-54 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags flown over the State House be lowered to half-staff in tribute to Representative Floyd Breeland who died.
  • Executive order no. 2020-52 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags flown over the State House be lowered to half-staff in tribute to Beaufort Chief of Police, Matthew James Clancy who died.
  • Executive order no. 2020-51 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints J. Ryan Thomas to serve as Treasurer of Cherokee County due to the retirement of Jackie W, Williams.
  • Executive order no. 2020-50 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-02)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds and replaces orders dealing with COVID-19 and directs that face masks be worn in government buildings.
  • Executive order no. 2020-49 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina and suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, width, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-48 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders emergency measures to take effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Executive order no. 2020-47 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in honor of the passing of Captain John Durham.
  • Guidelines for re-opening performing arts venues 

    AccelerateSC (2020-06-01)
    The Department of Social Services and the Department of Health & Environmental Control have worked together to develop the following guidelines to performing arts venues in re-opening quickly and safely. In addition to ...
  • Guidelines for re-opening movie theaters 

    AccelerateSC (2020-06-01)
    The purpose of these guidelines is to allow the public to enjoy movie theaters while providing standards that encourage public health and safety. These guidelines were developed based upon social conditions and other ...

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