S.C. Ethics Commission director Herb Hayden will retire at the end of the year, and the search is on for his successor.
For 17 years, Hayden has led the state agency responsible for enforcing S.C. ethics laws.
Hayden, 72, of Gilbert said he is stepping away after a 34-year career in state government. “It’s just time to stop working and start taking it easy.”
Retirement offers more time for traveling and spending time with family, he said.
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Hayden was paid $72,736 a year. An online posting for the job is set to close at the end of July.