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Hultman Selected as Member of CSG National Task Force

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

123 W. Missouri Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501



For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Media Contact:  Dawn Dovre, 605-773-3094


Hultman Selected as Member of CSG National Task Force


PIERRE, S.D. – State Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman has been selected to participate on a subcommittee of The Council of State Governments’ (CSG) national Future of Work Task Force.


“The CSG Future of Work Task Force will bring together a diverse group of state officials to explore how states can best navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new economy,” said CSG Executive Director David Adkins.


The task force will examine how technology creates new jobs and eliminates existing jobs. It will share success stories and best practices and provide guidance on how states can best embrace the innovative and ever-evolving opportunities in the new economy.


Hultman will serve as a member of Smart Government Subcommittee. The subcommittee will provide new perspectives on state governance and the delivery of state services.


Subcommittee members will document best practices and examine innovative approaches to help state leaders enhance the performance of state systems and engage with citizens, as well as train, attract and retain a new generation of public employees.


“Acquiring a trained and talented workforce is a challenge across the nation,” said Secretary Hultman. “It’s important for key players to work together. I’m excited about this opportunity to highlight South Dakota’s innovative workforce initiatives at the national level and bring back new ideas that will better position our state for economic growth.”


Hultman was appointed Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in 2014 and reappointed by Gov. Kristi Noem in 2019. Prior, she had served in various DLR leadership roles for 17 years. Throughout her career, Hultman has been involved in the delivery of workforce training, employment, and adult education and literacy.


The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations studied and shared during task force meetings, some of which will be held at the annual CSG National Conferences.


“CSG is proud of its role as a trusted convener of state officials and is committed to a data-driven, consensus-based process in all of its public policy work,” said Kelley Arnold, CSG chief communications officer.


In addition to the Smart Government Subcommittee, the other subcommittees are The Workforce of Tomorrow; What’s Next? Embracing the Future; and Equity and Inclusion. Each subcommittee has two co-chairs and 10 members.


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