South  Carolina State  Employees  Association
                              Established 1943                 Chartered 1946
The SCSEA Outstanding State Employee, OSE
The Larry G. Ellis Outstanding State Retiree, OSR
Following their retirement, many former South Carolina state employees continue to render outstanding service to SCSEA, the state, and their communities. In order to recognize their continuing contribution, the SCSEA has developed the Outstanding State Retiree Award, OSR, to honor these dedicated South Carolina state retirees.

Selection of the OSR recipient is based on the nominee's exemplary service to the SCSEA and their efforts on behalf of retirees, to the state, and their community. One OSR Award is presented annually at the Association's Annual Meeting.

Nominations for the OSE Award must be made through a member of the SCSEA Board of Directors, or through a SCSEA Chapter, and the nominee must be a member of the SCSEA.
In 1957, the SCSEA established the Outstanding State Employee (OSE) Award. Selection of the recipient is based on the nominee's exemplary service to the SCSEA, the state, both as an employee and as a citizen, to the community and exhibits outstanding personal traits.                                                                         

The statewide esteem of this award and personal prestige of its recipients are the result of the caliber of past OSE Award winners. Beginning in 1966, two OSE Awards have been presented yearly, one to an outstanding male employee, and one to an outstanding female employee.

Nominations for the OSE Award must be made through a member of the SCSEA Board of Directors, or through a SCSEA Chapter, and the nominee must be a member of the SCSEA.