Administration, Bureau of
Scope and Contents
This record group contains records created and maintained by the Bureau of Administration and the divisions and offices underneath it. Records include: photographs, meeting minutes, user manuals, correspondence, project files, blueprints, microfilm, reports, publications, and construction notes.
- 1889 - 2011
The Division of Administration, which was part of the Department of Finance was established in 1955. It was reestablished as the Department of Administration in 1970, when it absorbed the functions of the Department of Finance and the Office of the Budget.
Around 1981, the Department of Administration reverted back to bureau status as part of the Department of Executive Management. The bureau is headed by a Commissioner of Administration, appointed by the Governor, who oversees the duties of the divisions within the department. These duties include inventorying all property owned by the State of South Dakota, controlling the risk and record management programs, maintaining the grounds and buildings of the State Capitol, processing data, supervising the mail, transportation and document reproduction services as well as being in charge of procurement administration for state agencies.
Divisions within the Department of Administration included the Budget and Fiscal Management, Purchasing and Printing, Building and Grounds Maintenance, Central Administrative, Personnel, and Central Data Processing. Other significant offices within the bureau included the Office of the State Engineer, tasked with maintaining, repairing and designing state-funded buildings and the State Chemical Office.
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Language of Materials
- Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration
- In Process
- Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist and David Boerman, Processing Intern
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
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- Preparation of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Edition statement
- 1st Edition