The Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development
is a state executive position in the Wisconsin state government.
The current officeholder is Reggie Newson. He was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker on October 24, 2011, immediately following the resignation of former officeholder Scott Baumbach.
The creation of the Department of Workforce Development is designated in Wisconsin Statutes.
Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 15.22, Department of workforce development; creation
There is created a department of workforce development under the direction and supervision of the secretary of workforce development.
The Department of Workforce Development is divided into six main divisions:
In 2010, the Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development was paid an estimated $106,031 according to the Council of State Governments.