5. Data Leadership & Governance

South Carolina

The South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) is empowered by recurring budget provision (102.3) and various statutes (§44-6-170 and §59-18-1950) to collect and integrate data at the state level. The budget provision gives RFA the authority to maintain MOUs with the majority of state agencies and the authority to execute additional ones. Since 1975, the office has helped improve government efficiency, enhance outcomes for residents, and reduce disparities through the integration of data across policy domains and data sources, as well as agencies and departments. The agency has a staff of approximately 75, composed of analysts, statisticians, epidemiologists, database administrators, web developers, GIS analysts, economists, surveyors, and project and program managers.

Issue Areas: Health