Gov. Noem’s executive order will open some executive branch jobs to those without degrees

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 postsecondary degree is not required to perform the job.

The order requires the Commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources to review all current and future job postings for executive branch positions that require an undergraduate or graduate degree and determine whether such a degree is actually necessary.

Noem says the order will allow them to welcome more bright South Dakotans into the executive branch.


April 25, 2023