Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

The Workers' Compensation Advisory Council was created to help the Department of Labor and Regulation by reviewing the workers' compensation program's content, adequacy and effectiveness. The Council meets twice each year and reports its recommendations to the governor and legislature.

View documents relevant to the Council (in Adobe .pdf format unless otherwise mentioned):

Meeting notices, agendas and minutes

Audio recordings of meetings

Annual Reports

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Council Members

Matt Michels, Lieutenant Governor (chair)

Marcia Hultman, Cabinet Secretary, SD Department of Labor and Regulation


Peter Bullene
Employee - Private

Kory Rawstern
Employee - Union
Sioux Falls

Randy Stainbrook
Employee - Union
Rapid City


Guy Bender

Carol Hinderaker

Daniel Tribby
Employer - Private

Annual Reports

All annual reports are in Adobe .pdf* format.

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report

Council Notices, Agendas and Minutes

There are no upcoming meetings at this time. Please check back later.

(in Adobe .pdf* format)

Meeting Date Notices Agendas Minutes
Oct. 11, 2016 Oct. 11 notice

Oct. 11 agenda
(revised 09-21-16)
Oct. 11 handout, Leach memo

Dec. 10, 2015 Dec. 10 notice

Dec. 10 agenda

Dec. 10 minutes
Oct. 29, 2015 Oct. 29 notice

Oct. 29 agenda
Meeting handouts:
Concurrent Earnings Law 5ab
Wheeler Exhibit

Oct. 29 minutes
July 28, 2015 July 28 notice

July 28 agenda
Meeting handouts:
Nasser letter
Analysis of supreme court
DLR Guidance on Wheeler v.
  Bakers case

PCI comments on Wheeler

July 28 minutes
Dec. 2, 2014 Dec. 2 notice

Dec. 2 agenda
Meeting handouts:
NCCI medical data report
Independent Contractors
2014 Annual Report (draft)

Dec. 2 minutes
Sept. 10, 2014 Sept. 10 notice Sept. 10 agenda
Handout - WCAC Annual Report 2014 (draft)
Handout - WCRI table
Handout - Memo of Prompt Payment Laws
Sept. 10 minutes
July 9, 2014 July 9 notice

July 9 agenda
  NCCI Medical Data

  NCCI's response to
  an inquiry regarding
  Medical Data Report

July 9 minutes
Sept. 13, 2013 Sept. 13 notice   Sept. 13 minutes (draft)
Sept. 9, 2013 Sept. 9 notice Sept. 9 agenda 
Handout - Report from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJs)
Handout - Report on Workplace Fatalities
Sept. 9 minutes
July 11, 2013 July 11 notice July 11 agenda Handout - South Dakota Medical Data Report 2013 July 11 minutes

See documents for meetings prior to 2013.

Audio Recordings of Meetings

Audio recordings of above meetings, if available, are posted on the Boards and Commissions portal in MP3 format.

October 29 meeting audio recording
July 28 meeting audio recording

Other Documents Relevant to the Council (in Adobe .pdf format* unless otherwise noted)

Hearing Handbook for Unrepresented Claimants
NCCI SD State Advisory Forum Report, 2009

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