State Workers' Compensation Director Out

1 decade 2 years 2 weeks ago Friday, June 08 2007 Jun 8, 2007 Friday, June 08, 2007 3:01:05 PM CDT June 08, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The director of the state Workers' Compensation Division is out. A labor department spokeswoman says Pat Secrest submitted her resignation yesterday. But Secrest tells The Associated Press today that it was not her idea to leave. Secrest says she was forced out, but declined to say why, noting only that she serves at the pleasure of the governor. Governor Blunt named her as director in January 2005. A governor's spokeswoman did not immediately return a call today. A source in the Blunt administration who requested anonymity says Secrest spent significant time away from her office and had difficulty managing the department. Secrest says her final day officially is June 22, but she effectively was gone as of last night. She is being replaced on an interim basis by Lucas Boling, the division's deputy director.

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