Monday, November 13, 2023

In push for workers, Minnesota ends degree requirements for most state jobs - Kathryn Moody, Higher Ed Dive

Minnesota is the latest state to end degree requirements for the vast majority of state government jobs. Gov. Tim Waltz recently signed Executive Order 23-14, focused on improving access to and retention within state employment. By the end of January 2024, state agencies will receive guidance on the hiring process to emphasize skills and work experience as work qualifications over degrees in jobs where degrees or certifications are not required by law. Agencies are told to “provide alternative pathways to qualification whenever possible.”