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Labor, Department of

 Record Group
Identifier: DOL

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created and mantained by the Department of Labor. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, monthly reports, newspaper clippings, subject files and project files.


  • 1921 - 2002

Administrative History

The Department of Labor and Regulation, under the name, Department of Manpower Affairs, was created in 1973 by Executive Order No. 73-1 pursuant to Section 8 of Article IV of the South Dakota Constitution, which reorganized the executive departments. The Department of Manpower Affairs was renamed in 1975 as the Department of Labor and renamed again as the Department of Labor and Regulation in 2011. Organized under the secretary of labor, whom is appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate, the Department of Labor was formed to administer provisions of Title 60, 61, and 62 regarding labor and employment including unions, employer/employee rights and labor laws, unemployment compensation and worker's compensation.

Divisions of the department include the Division of Retirement and Insurance, Division of Unemployment Insurance, Division of the Secretariat, which includes the Manpower Planning and Services Council.


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Related Records

See the following record groups for related records:

Department of Labor and Regulation (created in 2011)

Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Department of Labor
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Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist and David Boerman, Processing Intern
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Preparation of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
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Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)