Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Divisions

The following divisions are under the leadership of the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Regulation, Marcia Hultman.

Administrative Services

Administrative Services is responsible for the internal fiscal functions of the Department. Its mission is to provide timely and expert fiscal support, information, accounting, printing, purchasing and property management to DLR staff and partner agencies to achieve Department, State and Federal requirements.

Director: Emily Ward


The mission of the Division of Banking is to charter, license, regulate, supervise and provide guidance to South Dakota financial entities in order to instill consumer confidence, protect consumer interests and promote economic stability through a common sense, efficient and risk-focused approach.

Director: Bret Afdahl

Workforce Planning, Policy and Public Affairs

The Workforce Planning, Policy and Public Affairs team supports the entire Department though a variety of functions, including workforce development, communications, media relations, constituent services, legislative activity and organizational development. Its Labor Market Information Center collects, analyzes and provides public information on the labor market of the state. See news releases.

Director: Dawn Dovre

Employment Services

Employment Services is responsible for technical services (information technology), the Management Information System (SDWorks) Performance Reporting, Dakota Roots, Veterans Services, the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.

Director: Andy Szilvasi

Field Operations

The Division of Field Operations is responsible for the local South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices in communities across the state. This Division also oversees the Foreign Labor Certification program. Its mission is to achieve a skilled workforce contributing to economic development by efficiently and respectfully serving businesses, job seekers and community partners through innovative workforce development solutions and serving as an information resource.

Director: Mike Ryan


The Division of Insurance regulates and licenses the insurance industry in South Dakota to serve and protect consumers, companies and producers. Its mission is to protect the public and make insurance available and affordable by efficiently providing quality assistance, providing fair regulation for industry, and promoting a healthy, competitive insurance market.

Director: Larry Deiter

Labor and Management

The Division of Labor and Management is responsible for administering the state's labor laws. Its mission is to responsively provide dispute resolution and help people through investigations, enforcement, compliance and education of workforce and discrimination laws. Staff in the division help settle problems between employers and workers; enforce wage and hour and child labor laws; administer the Human Rights Division in South Dakota; answer questions about state and federal employment laws; and administer the state's workers' compensation system.

Director: James Marsh

Division of Securities

The Division of Securities sets rules and procedures to ensure investments sold in South Dakota meet standards of full disclosure, including securities products, franchises and business opportunities. Its mission is to protect investors of securities products, franchises and business opportunities by investigating complaints, conducting examinations, enforcing anti-fraud provisions, ensuring investments sold meet standards of full disclosure and providing investor education.

Director: Michael J. Youngberg

Unemployment Insurance

The Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides financial assistance for persons who have lost their job, through no fault of their own until they find other employment. South Dakota's unemployment insurance program is financed by employers through payroll taxes; workers do not contribute to this plan. The mission of the Division of Unemployment Insurance is to provide economic support to workers and protect the interests of workers and businesses by determining UI eligibility and liability, collecting taxes, making payments and ensuring compliance all through exceptional service.

Director: Pauline Heier

Workforce Training

Workforce Training provides workforce training and education programs including Workforce Investment Act youth, adult and dislocated worker programs; Adult Basic Education; General Educational Development (GED); and the National Career Readiness Certificate. It also administers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The mission of Workforce Training is to develop and implement innovative workforce solutions. This will guide individuals to self-sufficiency while building a skilled workforce and strengthening the state's economy.

Director: Bill McEntaffer

Equal Opportunity to Services

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The divisions of Employment Security (ES), Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) have a designated Equal Opportunity (EO) officer, as follows:

Andy Szilvasi
Equal Opportunity Officer
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Dawn Williams
Equal Opportunity Officer for Unemployment Insurance
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
420 S. Roosevelt
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Andy Szilvasi
Acting Equal Opportunity Officer for Workforce Investment Act
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184