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Your Employee Rights and How to Report Wrongful Conduct

The United States District Court, District of South Dakota is committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, where respect, civility, fairness, tolerance, and dignity are the norm.

Employment Dispute Resolution Plan

On February 19, 2020, the court approved a new Employment Dispute Resolution Plan that provides options for the reporting and resolution of allegations of wrongful conduct (discrimination, sexual, racial, or other discriminatory harassment, abusive conduct, and retaliation) in the workplace. A copy of the Plan is available here. The District of South Dakota Plan is based on the model plan promulgated by the Judicial Conference of the United States on September 17, 2019.

EDR Coordinators

Brooke Richards, Vicky Reinhard, Joel Filler and Erin Becker serve as the court’s EDR Coordinators. They will coordinate the options for resolution provided in the Plan, provide confidential advice and guidance if an employee seeks informal advice, coordinate the assisted resolution process, and accept complaints under the Plan.

Contact Information:

Brooke Richards Vicky Reinhard Joel Filler Erin Becker
Administrative Services Unit – Sioux Falls Bankruptcy – Pierre Probation - Pierre Probation - Rapid City
314 S. Main Ave.,Ste. 100 225 S. Pierre St., Rm 203 225 S. Pierre St., Rm 318 515 Ninth St., Rm 203
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Pierre, SD 57501 Pierre, SD 57501 Rapid City, SD 57701
Office: 605-977-8948 Office: 605-945-4463 Office: 605-945-4654 Office: 605-399-5945
Cell: 605-595-4016 Cell: 605-220-2064 Cell: 605-872-0514

National Office of Judicial Integrity

The national Office of Judicial Integrity also provides advice and guidance nationwide about workplace conduct issues, including sexual, racial, and other discriminatory harassment, abusive conduct, and other wrongful conduct. Contact information for the Office of Judicial Integrity can be found here.

Other Resources

The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act
The Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings
Judicial Conduct and Disability Complaint Form