Legislative Planning Committee Reports
Welcome to the Legislative Planning Committee's web page. Here you will find reports from state
executive agencies that were compiled as part of the committee's performance management
review process that began in 2016. Each report contains the agency's policy goals with
accompanying performance indicators and a brief explanation of the indicators.
The goal of the review process is two-fold. The first goal is to provide a consistent stream of
information that the Legislature can use to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of state
agencies. The second goal is to provide additional government transparency and accountability
to the public.
The desire of the committee is to keep each agency report to a maximum of two pages. This,
along with accompanying footnotes that contain links to further information, will give legislators
and the public a quick snapshot of each agency and sources of further information.
Beginning in 2016, the committee plan is to review one-third of the executive agencies each year.
This will ensure that each agency comes under review at least once every three years. In years
when a particular agency is not under committee review, the agency will submit an update to its
existing report. All of those updates will be accessible here.
Also available here are updates to work completed by the committee in years prior to 2016 on
establishing goals for workforce development, public health, and postsecondary education.
The committee extends its thanks to the many individuals employed within the executive
agencies who have participated in this review process, and invites and encourages members of
the South Dakota Legislature and anyone else who is interested to take advantage of the
pertinent, succinct information provided herein.