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The South Dakota State Capitol, as seen on Nov. 2, 2022.

Paid family leave expansion for state employees clears first administrative hurdle

BY: - April 13, 2023

A Thursday vote from South Dakota’s Civil Service Commission sent the question of expanded paid family leave for state employees to lawmakers. The commission voted unanimously to move from eight weeks of paid leave at 60% pay for new parents to 12 weeks of leave at 100% pay. The leave can be used for “bonding […]

Gov. Kristi Noem delivers her annual budget address Dec. 6, 2022, at the Capitol in Pierre. (Makenzie Huber/SD Searchlight)

Storm delays hearing on paid family leave for state employees

BY: - April 4, 2023

A little more than a week will pass before a state board considers extending paid family leave to 12 weeks for state employees. The Civil Service Commission was set to hear about the proposal on Tuesday afternoon, but the meeting was postponed until April 13 because of winter weather-related state government office closures, according to […]

Gov. Kristi Noem speaks at the Calvin Coolidge Foundation conference at the Library of Congress on Feb. 17, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

State employees could receive Noem’s paid family leave expansion, despite legislative rejection

BY: - April 3, 2023

A state commission could endorse 12 weeks of paid family leave for state employees less than two months after lawmakers voted against changing state law to make that happen. The Civil Service Commission will consider the rule change during Tuesday’s meeting. It would extend paid family leave for new parents from eight weeks to 12 […]