Click Bishop, in a letter to Gov. Sean Parnell, says his family looks forward to having him home full-time. He requests his retirement be effective March 23.
Bishop cites several of the department's accomplishments over the last several years, including reducing workplace injuries and deaths and making permanent the State Training and Employment program.
Goals of the program include promoting local hire and improving the quality of in-state job training and employment assistance.
Bishop was appointed to the post in 2007 by then-Gov. Sarah Palin.