Joyce Turner, the first and only director of the state’s Department of Enterprise Services, is headed out the door. Turner told agency workers in an email message on Wednesday she has submitted a resignation letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, whose spokeswoman said Turner was had been under consideration to stay on.
The agency is Washington’s newest, formed in fall 2011 in a merger of five state agencies into three, and Turner reported last December the merger was saving the state money. DES has about 870 full-time equivalent employees, according to the state’s budget web site, fiscal.wa.gov.
DES provides …