SC Appalachian Council of Governments



Serving 6 Counties and 42 Municipalities since 1965
• Anderson • Cherokee • Greenville • Oconee • Pickens • Spartanburg •

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About Government Services

 The Government Services Department provides a wide variety of technical support and services to city and county governments in the Upstate of South Carolina.  The Department’s staff provides hands-on expertise, cost-effective consulting services, and serves as a one-stop resource for questions and solutions.  A few of the many resources provided by the Government Services Department include:
  • Seminars for elected officials

  • Council orientations, retreats and strategic planning sessions

  • Financial administration and budget preparation

  • Organizational plan

  • Training in customer service, public speaking, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA and FLSA

  • ICMA Effective Supervisory Practices

  • ICMA Certificate in Management series

  • Preparation of policy and procedures manuals

  • Employee handbooks, evaluations and forms

  • Employee searches

  • Police/fire department analysis

 For additional information on the many services provided by the Government Services Department please read more.

Our Services

The role of Government Services Division is to provide informative and practical services to local governments in the region.  Given the current economic climate and general changes in the sercies that are provided by local governments our division can assist your organization is various different ways to allow  you to deliver services to your citizens in a practical and pragmatic way.  Some of the areas that we can assist your employees, elected officals and citizens are as follows:

General Government Services
    Council and Board Retreats, orientations, FOIA, A-Tax, H-Tax, LOST, TIF Development, Succession Planning

Management & Supervisory Training
    Customer Service, Time Management, Communication, Public Speaking, Sexual Harassment

Personnel Services 
    Policy & Procedure Manuals, FMLA & FLSA updates, Employee handbooks

Specialized and Technical Services
    Special Purpose agreements, department analysis, employee searches

Organizational and Staffing Analysis 


Please contact Doug Burns at dburns@scacog.org, 864-241-4642 or Donna Kazia at kazia@scacog.org, 864-241-4632.