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$3.3 Million Recovered In Year One Of State’s Debt Collection Efforts





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, September 7, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For video and audio from the Governor on the Obligation Recovery Center, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Video” or “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”

 

 

$3.3 Million Recovered In Year One

Of State’s Debt Collection Efforts

 

PIERRE, S.D. – More than $3.3 million has been recovered in the first year of South Dakota’s Obligation Recovery Center program, according to a report released today by the Bureau of Administration.

 

“With this innovative approach, we are more efficiently and effectively engaging those who owe obligations to the state and to our citizens,” said Gov. Daugaard. “For the single parent who is owed child support or the crime victim who is supposed to receive restitution, this is making a big difference.”

 

In addition to the $3.3 million collected in Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau reports $7.6 million in payment plans were established.

 

The Obligation Recovery Center was established by legislation passed during the 2015 Legislative Session. State government agencies utilize the center to recover debts and enforce child support and restitution orders. The Unified Judicial System, Secretary of State, Board of Regents and seven state agencies under the Governor’s authority currently have MOUs in place to receive the center’s assistance.

 

The State of South Dakota contracts with CGI Technologies to operate the center. The state also has contracts in place with Progressive, Harris and Harris, and Gila, which serve as third-party debt collectors and handle debts the center has attempted to collect for 180 days.

 

The report is available on the Obligation Recover Center webpage by clicking the on the FY2017 Annual Report: boa.sd.gov/divisions/obligation.

 

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