DSS director Lillian Koller is working from home until after the new year because of an illness.
"Director Koller has experienced a medical issue and is working from home while she recuperates," DSS spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus said. "She looks forward to returning to the office after the first of the year with some limited activity."
Koller is the second cabinet director to have medical issues. Former Department of Corrections director Bill Byars missed a few months of work after suffering a stroke. Byars retired in September. Gov. Nikki Haley replaced him with Bryan Stirling, her former chief of staff.
Haley appointed Koller to lead DSS in 2011. Before coming to S.C., Koller lead the Hawaii Department of Social Services.