Contact Info


Ruthie F. Brown

Director of Human Resources

Courthouse Annex

1234 North Street

Post Office Box 149

Bamberg, South Carolina 29003

Phone:  (803) 245-5191

Fax:  (803) 245-3027

Human Resources

Department Functions

Charged with oversight of personnel, payroll and purchasing activities for Bamberg County.


Support Services:
  • Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the County’s human resource and personnel process
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of personnel records and files
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the County’s personnel management program, including classification and pay, employee relations, recruitment and selection, and benefits administration
  • Implements and abides by County-wide personnel policies and procedures
  • Attends training, seminars and conference, and conducts research to stay abreast of legislation and trends in human resource administration
  • Conducts all business with extreme care and confidentiality
  • Assists in the preparation of the County’s payroll
  • Maintains the County’s payroll records and files and prepares reports as needed
  • Ensures that all payroll processing is accomplished on schedule and in accordance with policy
  • Verifies enrollment forms and ensures health insurance and retirement files are set up in the payroll system
  • Transmits new employment information to the South Carolina New Hire Reporting Program and ensures compliance with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
  • Ensures that financial information is provided to the County’s external auditors


Bamberg County Clerk of Court is adjusting operations until further notice. The public is encouraged to use phone calls, email, mail, or online services to conduct business with the Clerk of Court's office during the outbreak. Call 803-245-3025 for more information
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. The staff is still working but not accepting in-office visitors. Please call 803-245-3008 for more information.

Bamberg County DSS/DHHS is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. Employees are still in the office and can assist via phone (803) 245-4363 or email
Bamberg County Detention Center is suspending all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020. 
Bamberg County Magistrate court is suspending jury trials until further notice. The Bamberg County Magistrate announced there are no changes with bond hearings. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.

Bamberg County General Sessions and Family Court are canceled until further notice. Jurors do not need to report to court. 
Per Governor Henry McMaster, all elections scheduled for March and April are postponed, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. Bamberg County candidate filing will open at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
The ABBE Regional Library System will close all library buildings until April 5 with continuing evaluation.  Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. Pick up deadlines for materials on hold will be extended. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at
The Bamberg County Office on Aging is no longer providing meals at their location on Log Branch Road in Bamberg. All meals will be delivered to homes with appropriate safety measures. The senior center is closed to the public but medical transportation is still available. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website ( rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: