COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s first inspector general confirmed Tuesday that he quietly resigned six weeks ago amid frustration about setting up the office that Gov. Nikki Haley created.

“Things just didn’t work out,” George Schroeder said.

Schroeder emphasized that the issues were less with Haley than state laws that made it difficult to put staff in place and handle other administrative details. Haley created the inspector general’s post through executive order.

“I resigned because I really was having some difficulty in (figuring) how to get the thing working with the staffing ideas and some of the other things the governor’s office thought we could do under the executive order without having some statutory office,” he said.

Schroeder said the office would best be created and operated under a new state law.