HR Processes and Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides access to many online tools for departments and employees to use in order to process many HR functions. Please contact our department by e-mail at or by phone at 803/323-2273 if you need further assistance.

    The Applicant Tracking System is used for posting and hiring of new employees, currently both permanent staff and student employees. Departments review position descriptions or templates and post the opening on the employment portal. Candidates apply directly on the portal and departments are able to review the applicants and make hiring decisions all within this one system.

    To access the ATS an employee will be required to have a specific role identified in order to perform certain functions.

    Access the Applicant Tracking System
    Access the
     ATS Information Page

    Information for departments when hiring an applicant. Procedures and Instructions regarding Background Checks.
    Access the Background Check Request Form. The form is automatically submitted to HR and the background check process will be initiated.

    Job Postings for permanent employees and student employees can be found on the HR Job Portal. Applicants will need to set up an account to apply for a vacancy. Applicants can also check the status of an application on this site.

    Information for departments when hiring an applicant. Here you are able to access our internal I-9 database, request a new I-9 to be completed, and find information on the employment verification process.

    • Look up an applicant in the I-9 Inquiry system.
    • Complete the Request New I-9 Form when a new I-9 is required.
    • Request Section 2 of the I-9 be completed remotely by a university/college nearby if employee resides more than 45 miles from campus.
    • Instructions and more information can be found on the I-9/E-Verify Page.
    • Information for employees physically working from states other than South Carolina.

    The employee onboarding portal is used to collect data and required forms from new permanent and temporary employees both during and after the hiring process. The system also provides a checklist for new hires with all required tasks that need to be completed. These checklists are initiated by the Human Resources department. New employees who applied for a position via the HR Job Portal can access the site using their applicant login. Current employees are able to use their Winthrop credentials to login by using the SSO Authentication link.
    Access the Employee Records Portal or the Onboarding Information page.

    Starting January 1, 2020, Winthrop began using a new online system for the completion of EPMS (annual, probationary, trial and short year reviews) for Winthrop staff.
    Access the list of Review types and processes
    Access the Performance Management System Information Page
    Access the Employee Performance Portal

    The Electronic PAF system is used by departments to process new hires, changes to employment, and terminations for both permanent and temporary employees.
    Access the ePAF Information Page
    Access the ePAF System

    Permanent staff can now manage an employee's position description online within the Position Management module on our HR Online Portal. Supervisors can view and request changes to the descriptions of their direct reports. Employees are also able to view their position description details online.
    Access the Position Management Information Page