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Executive branch workers taking online harassment training

January 19, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says executive branch employees are undergoing new online anti-harassment training.

The Republican governor said Friday that the deadline to complete the training is in February. Officials say more than 60 percent of employees have gone through it.

Daugaard says he’s asked supervisors in annual employee performance discussions to remind workers of the state’s policy against harassment. The governor says he’s also asking employees to sign a document acknowledging they know they’re held to policies including the anti-harassment rules.

Daugaard says officials are trying to do more to encourage people to pay attention to the rules.

State lawmakers this week attended ethics, professionalism and sexual harassment training from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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