Charleston County DSS deputy director Darrell Morris named Employee of the Month

Darrell Morris

The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month programs recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. Darrell Morris, deputy director of Charleston County DSS, was recently named a July Employee of the Month.

“I was surprised and honored to be selected,” he said.

According to his nomination, Morris “continues to go above and beyond to support and balance the daily operations of the county office. He makes time to build connections with community partners in order to improve delivery of services to children and families in Charleston County.”

In his role as deputy director, he oversees the human services programs.

“The days are not the same because no families are the same,” Morris said. “I have an open door policy for my staff and am available more often than not to our community partners and professionals in the community. Also, I’m available to meet with the families that we serve daily.”

He said he loves the passion and the joy of his job. He loves “being around others who are just as devoted as you are to better our families and communities.”

Staff selected as part of the Employee of the Month Program are awarded lunch with the acting State Director along with other honorees, a dedicated parking space, a photo and write-up displayed at State Office and a write-up sent to their community newspaper.

Other July winners included: Shelia Bouknight, a DSS Connect Agent; Jeremy Days, supervisory special agent in charge in the Office of Inspector General; and Rhonda Goodman, human services specialist with Newberry County DSS.

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