Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Employment Programs & Services

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

About SCSEP

SCSEP is a joint program handled by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and the Experience Works non-profit organization.

Through this program, low-income seniors (age 55 and older) benefit from training, counseling and community service assignments at faith-based and other local organizations, prior to transitioning into the workforce.

To qualify in South Dakota, you must:

  • Be at least 55 years old and a state resident.
  • Have an annual family income of not more than 125 percent of the established federal poverty income guidelines.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Be currently unemployed.

If you are interested and qualify for this program, you would work at an eligible community agency, earning minimum wage for an average of 20 hours of work per week.

The SCSEP is a great way to:

  • Gain job-related training designed to assist you in performing your community service assignments and in finding a job.
  • Develop new skills and upgrade existing skills.
  • Understand safe work practices and healthful work environments.
  • Learn effective job search skills and develop good work habits.

For more information, contact:

Your nearest South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office

Mary Fleming, SCSEP Labor Program Specialist:
Mary Fleming
Phone: 605.773.4212
Fax: 605.773.6184

Department of Labor and Regulation, Director of Employment Services Division:
Andy Szilvasi
Phone: 605.773.3101
Fax: 605.773.6184

Experience Works State Manager
Minnie Bell
100 S. Spring Avenue, Suite 140
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.332.7991
Fax: 605.332.3602

See the national SCSEP website



Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184