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The director of the S.C. Department of Archives and History is cutting his own job to two days a week to help his agency deal with the latest round of budget cuts.
Rodger Stroup, 62, had planned to retire as director of the agency in February after working 30 years in state government, but the agency board of directors asked him to stay on through June while it searches for his replacement. Stroup agreed.
Then as the agency staff worked to trim the budget yet again in December, Stroup opted to cut his own work schedule to save somebody else’s job.
“This effort of his as he retires is just one more thing he’s doing to ensure the agency survives and can continue doing its job,” said A.V. Huff, chairman of the archives board.
Stroup’s annual salary, according to the S.C. Budget and Control Board database, is $80,516.