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SCDSS Announces New Anderson County Director

Contact: Danielle Jones

SCDSS Announces New Anderson County Director  

January 23, 2024 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) would like to announce Bailey Johnson as the new Anderson County DSS Director as of January 17, 2024.

Ms. Johnson began her career with DSS eleven years ago starting in Adult Protective Services in Anderson County as a case manager. She later transferred to Economic Services in 2015, then was promoted to supervisor over the SNAP/TANF eligibility unit in 2016. In 2021, she was promoted to Abbeville County Director and continues serving in the interim in that role until a replacement is hired.

“I am excited to return to Anderson County, where I began my DSS career, and use the skills and knowledge that Abbeville County has taught me on a larger scale”, said Johnson.  “I am glad to be home in Anderson County and hope to make our presence known for doing great things in and for the community with the help of our DSS professionals, partners and providers.”

Ms. Johnson is originally from Anderson, S.C., and graduated from TL Hanna High School.  She studied at Lander University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling. She recently obtained her master’s degree in Public Administration from Walden University in August of 2023.

For more information on DSS services available for Anderson County residents and the state, please visit the SCDSS website here.


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