Noem signs executive order on hiring practices

April 25, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed an executive order requiring state government executive branch agencies to consider work and life experiences during the hiring process, when a post-secondary degree is not required to perform the duties of the job.

The order requires the Commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources to review all current and future job postings for executive branch agency positions that require an undergraduate or graduate degree and determine whether such a degree is actually necessary to perform the job duties. A job posting will then state whether or not a degree is required to fill the position.

Noem says the executive order “will allow us to welcome more bright South Dakotans to work in the executive branch.”