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Posted on: January 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck City Commission appoints Civil Service Commission members

BISMARCK, N.D. – On December 28, 2021, the Bismarck Board of City Commissioners appointed three new members to the Civil Service Commission. The current Civil Service Commissioners’ terms ended December 31, 2021. A request for applications yielded five applicants. Roger Krueger, Nicole Ralph and Jason Sutheimer were selected and will began their service January 1, 2022.


Roger Krueger was appointed to a three-year term on the Civil Service Commission. For the past 32 years Roger has been the owner and principle leader of Great Plains Benefits Group, Inc./Great Plains Employment Advisors, and Employer Advisors. He specializes in human resources, corporate strategic planning, business appraisals, workplace investigations and board of director training. He has served over 1,000 clients in 11 states and two Canadian provinces in a consulting and trusted advisor capacity. 


Nicole Ralph was appointed to a two-year term on the Civil Service Commission. She has been with the ND Department of Transportation (NDDOT) serving as a Human Resource Officer for nine years. She is responsible for supervising the investigation team, managing the grievance and complaint process, employee evaluations, writing performance improvement plans, managing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) programs, and employee workers compensation claims.


Jason Sutheimer was appointed to a one-year term on the Civil Service Commission. He has been with Job Service North Dakota since 2017 serving as the Human Resource Director. Prior to Job Service North Dakota, he has 12 years’ experience in varying human resource capacities. He is also very active in the Central Dakota Human Resource Association currently serving as the Government Affairs Chair, and North Dakota Society for Human Resource Management currently serving as the State Director.

The Civil Service Commission is a three-member advisory board that carries out matters related to the Personnel Regulations and Benefits Ordinance of the City of Bismarck. 


For more information visit www.bismarcknd.gov/humanresources.

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