South Dakota Employment First Works Task Force: Recommendations

South Dakota

State Policies & Initiatives: 

“Governor Daugaard announced his Employment Works Initiative in the spring of 2013, and a task force was created in July 2013 to help guide his efforts. Assembling a broad spectrum of interests was considered integral to the success of the South Dakota Employment Works Task Force: businesses, individuals with disabilities and their family members, legislators, nonprofit stakeholders, providers and state agency representatives. Members were recruited from across the state, and meetings began in August 2013. This report takes into account all of the observations, ideas and suggestions of the task force and crystallizes them into five prevailing recommendations: • Find and support businesses to employ people with disabilities. ; • Connect businesses to employees with disabilities. ; • Eliminate disincentives to employment for people with disabilities. ; • Develop flexible systems and promote promising practices. ; and• Educate the public, providers, employers and people with disabilities.”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Human Services
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