Duane Price, 62, director of unemployment benefits for the Utah Department of Employment Security for 13 years, will retire effective Dec. 23 after 32 years with the agency.

The Vernal native has been manager of the department's Heber City office, served in the Provo office as a counselor and worked in claims, placement and employer contacts in the Vernal office. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1966 with a degree in sociology and a psychology minor.