Montana's head of the Department of Labor and Industry has left that position.

Commissioner Pam Bucy, who was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock in January 2013, is no longer in that job. She is moving back to the private sector and her last day is Sept. 7.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Montana as Commissioner and work with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders to grow and support our workforce,” Bucy said in a press release Tuesday.

The release said the agency oversaw economic growth and "navigated a changing economic landscape" during Bucy's term.

It cited an increase of nearly 30 percent in Montana Registered Apprenticeships, the highest annual statewide real wage growth since 1990, the sixth-fastest wage growth in the nation and the launch of a workforce development component of Medicaid expansion. Bucy also helped implement Bullock's Main Street Montana economic development project.

“Pam has been a star, and will be missed. She has been a driving force in how the state, the university system, and the private sector work together in getting Montanans and employers the skilled workforce they need,” Bullock said in a statement.

Bucy was one of the few remaining department heads appointed by Bullock when he became governor. It's common for governors to change staff in their second term. 

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