For the second time this year, the secretary of the state Department of Workforce Development is leaving. Governor Walker’s office on Monday announced that DWD Secretary Scott Baumbach has submitted his letter of resignation, just four months after taking the job.
Baumbach replaced Manny Perez, who stepped down in May after five months on the job.
Governor Walker’s office did not indicate the reason for Baumbach’s departure, but thanked him for his service.
DWD Deputy Secretary Reggie Newson will take over as the new head of the agency.
In a statement, Governor Walker said Newson has the qualities necessary to lead the agency, which will play a key role in getting Wisconsin back to work and helping the private sector create 250,000 jobs by 2015.