Noem combines two government bureaus

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is combining two state government bureaus.

The Bureau of Administration and the Bureau of Human Resources will merge into one entity. Noem says this “will streamline government processes for state employees and reduce bureaucratic overhead.”

BOA Commissioner Scott Bollinger is retiring in June after 40-years in state government. Current BHR Commissioner Darin Seeley will lead the combined organization.

In 2020, Noem combined the South Dakota Departments of Agriculture and Environment & Natural Resources into a single agency – the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


April 13, 2023