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) 245-1219

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


At the September 14, 2020 County Council meeting, Bamberg County Council passed an Emergency Ordinance requiring face coverings (masks) in retail and dining establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county effective as a 60-day extension of Emergency Ordinance 2020-04. Please click to read the entire ordinance.

There are changes 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: