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At South Carolina Federal, our employees are our most important asset. In an effort to help them stay happy, engaged, and successful, we offer competitive benefits focused on healthy living, financial security, and work-life balance.

Health

At South Carolina Federal, we think living a healthy life should be simple! That starts with having access to high-quality, affordable medical care. South Carolina Federal is proud to deliver a range of options for our employees, including robust medical, dental, and vision plans, and a wellness program designed to put your health first.

  • Medical insurance: Employees choose from two plans with robust coverage through BCBS to meet their healthcare needs. One is even offered at no cost to employees.
  • Dental insurance: We provide two dental plans that help make dental care easy and affordable for employees and their families. One is offered at no cost to employees.
  • Vision care: Employees may elect vision coverage through VSP vision insurance, which offers a wide variety of products and services via a large provider network.
  • Blue Care on Demand: This tele-medicine provider through BCBS enables employees to receive medical care from licensed physicians without leaving the comfort of home. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year through video chat or phone.
  • Wellness program: We take a multifaceted approach to wellness by offering workshops, challenges, and resources throughout the year, including healthy eating classes, fitness contests, onsite farmers’ markets, and CSA programs, as well as onsite massages, physicals, and flu shots.
  • Fitness center: Complete with treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, weight machines, and free weights, our onsite fitness center is open seven days a week for employee use. Full shower amenities make it easy to get in a quick workout before work or during lunch.
  • Gym membership reimbursement: Employees who use a gym membership outside the South Carolina Federal fitness center are reimbursed $25 per month for that cost.
  • Treadmill and sit/stand desks: Four treadmill desks within our corporate headquarters give employees the opportunity to get their work done and get moving at the same time. Discounted sit/stand desks are offered to employees through the employee interest-free loan program.
  • Employee assistance programs: We've partnered with MUSC to offer an Employee Assistance Program that provides free mental healthcare to employees and their families. Additionally, corporate chaplains bring care into the workplace and are available to employees and their families to assist with personal needs.

Wealth

At South Carolina Federal, we give our employees the opportunity to save money for when they need it most through 401(k) accounts, insurance, flexible spending accounts, and more. Plus, we reward employees who go above and beyond with pay-for-performance incentives and referral bonuses.

  • 401(k): Employees can save for retirement while taking advantage of an exceptionally generous employer match.
  • Pay-for-performance incentive: Member-facing employees enjoy generous, uncapped performance-based bonuses paid in each paycheck throughout the year. No minimum threshold is required for a payout.
  • Educational Assistance: Employees who seek to further their education by obtaining a college degree can take advantage of this benefit, which offers up to $5,000 per year in tuition reimbursement.
  • Life/AD&D/Disability insurance: Employees are automatically insured with a basic policy at no cost after 30 days of employment. The option to purchase additional insurance for yourself or your dependents is also available.
  • Flexible spending accounts: Save money for healthcare and/or dependent-care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Employee referral bonus: Earn up to $1,500 when a friend you refer is hired and works for at least three months at South Carolina Federal.
  • Interest-Free loans: When an employee buys an iPad, laptop computer, treadmill, kayak, or any other electronic or wellness device (up to $3,000), he or she can enjoy low interest-free payments pulled directly from each paycheck with our employee electronic/wellness device loans.
  • Personal credit union account privileges: Employees qualify for premium account benefits and reduced loan rates, to include but not limited to mortgage loans.
  • Health Savings Account: Save money for healthcare expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Employee discounts: Save money with a variety of discounts to various local and seasonal attractions, to include but not limited to Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Carowinds, the Biltmore, area water parks, and national home and auto insurance companies.
  • Adoption assistance: This benefit helps employees to cover some costs associated with the adoption of a child.
  • Employee relief fund: We help each other by donating to a fund that gives back to employees who experience personal life-altering tragedies.

Life

We believe that life is what happens when you’re not at work, and we encourage our team to enjoy every minute of it. To help employees find their own work-life balance, we offer paid time off, paid holidays, and earned time off through wellness and volunteer programs. Plus, we invest in our employees’ futures through career services and our on-site Learning Center.

  • Paid time off: Employees accrue generous paid time off to use throughout the year for vacation and sick leave. The longer you’re employed, the more time off you accrue each year.
  • Paid holidays: In addition to PTO, South Carolina Federal rewards you with 10 paid holidays each year.
  • Personal time off: Employees have several opportunities to earn personal time off. Whether it’s through meeting an organizational goal or donating to local nonprofits, you could earn as much as an additional week off every year.
  • Wellness time off: Complete your annual physical and/or participate in local 5K/10K walks or runs to earn wellness time off.
  • Volunteer program: Employees can earn up to 16 hours of additional time off each year by giving back to their communities. We encourage volunteer efforts by our employees at local charitable organizations.
  • Onsite food vendors: Whether you’re in the mood for fresh, made-to-order sushi or a juicy BBQ sandwich, you can satisfy your palette with lunches from various vendors and food trucks that come onsite each week.
  • Career Services: Whether employees want to discover new career options or are ready to make their next career move, our Career Development team sets employees up with a variety of resources to prepare them for their next opportunity. These include personalized career coaching services, job shadowing, mentoring, leadership book clubs, and more.
  • Learning & Development: Personal and professional development are priorities here. Our Learning Center is staffed by a team of trainers with over 90 years of combined credit union experience. Their quality, comprehensive approach has earned them several awards, including the Training Professional of the Year award.
  • A Culture of Continuous Feedback: Gone are the days of semi-annual formal performance reviews. Employees now enjoy a proactive feedback system that creates strong teams and ensures their ongoing fulfillment and growth.