May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Mike Stebbins, a third-generation public employee and supervisor for the Department of Transportation in Underwood, watches semi trucks fly by him on highways every day. The 57-year-old maintenance man spends his days mowing, fixing signs and plowing snow during the winter, among many other things. Continue Reading
June 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Circuit Judge Mark Barnett’s decision that the Legislature had the legal authority to reduce the annual cost of living adjustment for South Dakota Retirement System members won’t be further challenged, SDRS administrator Rob Wylie said Wednesday.
June 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE State investment officer Matt Clark delivered grim news and a grimmer forecast Wednesday to the South Dakota Retirement System trustees and the Legislature’s retirement laws committee.
May 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE State government employees took fewer overnight trips for work in South Dakota during each of the past three-plus years, shaving more than $1 million of lodging expenses, according to data assembled by the state Bureau of Finance and Management.
February 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Last year some school district officials in Sioux Falls and elsewhere refused to release their contracts. Continue Reading
January 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE The trustees who govern South Dakota’s retirement system for public employees want to explore a hybrid plan that would reduce some of the risks in trying to keep benefits and investments in better balance.
January 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) A survey by The Associated Press indicates that South Dakota lawmakers like Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give state employees a pay raise after a three-year salary freeze. Continue Reading
December 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The average 2010 payroll per state employee in North Dakota was $33,895, according to analysis of recently released U.S. Census of Governments data by the Center for Governmental Research. West Virginia, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana rounded out the nation’s five lowest-paying states, with each paying their state employees an average of about $34,000 in 2010. Continue Reading
July 21, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.
April 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota’s state Investment Board expects to get almost $64 million this month as its share of money recovered in an alleged investment fraud, an administrator said. Continue Reading