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Transparency for South Carolina

Magazine article University Business

Transparency for South Carolina

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THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHER EDUCATION Efficiency and Administrative Polities Act, signed into Law on August 3 by Gov. Nikki Haley, is a big step for transparency in South Carolina's public institutions. The twofold Law requires them to post all purchasing transactions online and eliminates portions of the timely and costly process for having new facilities or major purchases approved.

Charles Tegen, comptroller at Clemson University, says the transparency act started making its way through the legislature three years ago, but it wasn't able to pass through the House and Senate until an administrative efficiencies aspect was included.

"It's really just a start," says Tegen. "We're appreciative that the legislature has entrusted our governing board and the administration to work together with other institutions in the state to make sure we're the most competitive and the most efficient in the way we utilize our resources."

Under the Law, institutions are required to post an expenditure register online. …

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