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Employment Classifications

Civil Service Act (CSA) 

Civil Service includes all employees not exempted in accordance to ARSD 55:01:03:02.01. Criteria for exemption from the Civil Service Act include managerial duties at a policy-making level, high degrees of confidentiality and responsibility for providing advice of a legal or technical nature to a department secretary, bureau commissioner or institution administrator. 

Non-Faculty Exempt (NFE) 

Non-Faculty Exempt are employees who are not faculty but are exempt from the State Civil Service System based on South Dakota Codified Law 3-6A-13. These are employees who perform administrative and professional/technical support functions. 


Faculty are employees who are in faculty-related positions who are exempt from the State Civil Service System and perform research, instruction and other faculty duties.