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Personnel, Bureau of

 Record Group
Identifier: BOP

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created and mantained by the Bureau of Personnel. Records include classification and compensation plans, work schedule files, audio recordings, minutes, reports and handbooks.


  • 1963 - 1998

Administrative History

The Bureau of Personnel appeared to have been created in 1973 during the executive reorganization order (Executive Order 73-1 Session Laws of 1973). It has a commissioner appointed by the Governor of South Dakota. It is housed under the Department of Executive Management. The bureau's purpose is to effectively develop and administer personnel management programs in the areas of employee conduct and relations, employment, training development, career development, classification and compensation as well as to protect the rights and priviledges of state applicants and employees as determined by personnel rules and statutes.

Significant offices and divisions of the Bureau of Personnel, after the 1973 reorganization of the executive branch included Office of the Commissioner, the Personnel Policy Board, the Office of Recruiting and Employment, Office of Planning and Programming, Office of Classification and Compensation and the Office of Employee Services.

In 2014, the Bureau of Personnel was renamed the Bureau of Human Resources.


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Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Bureau of Personnel
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Sara Casper, Government Records Archivist and David Boerman, Processing Intern
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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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1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

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