Becker's last day of work will be Oct. 30, according to the statement released Monday. Becker was not in his office Monday when the Gazette called for comment.

The county administrator's office would not comment on the resignation beyond what was written in the news release.

Becker has worked for the county for seven years, the release stated. He is a member of the executive board of the Wisconsin chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, according to that organization's Web site.

The county will work to recruit a replacement, according to Knutson's statement.

The human resources department is responsible for filling employment vacancies, negotiating labor contracts, administering salary schedules, coordinating the county's health insurance plan and maintaining county employment records. The department also manages the county's employee training program and Affirmative Action plan, according to the news release. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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