North Dakota IT Department relocates employees

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Information Technology Department is being relocated due to building construction.

The building, owned by Bullinger Enterprises out of Fargo, is due to undergo renovations, starting on June 17th with the parking lot.

Thursday the IT Department began handing out boxes to employees to prepare for the move.

“We’re moving some of our staff down to the old Sykes building, and some of them across the street to Capital Square, but a lot of our staff will be embedded with some of the agencies,” said Dan Sipes, CFO.

Sipes says the move isn’t ideal, but could help build their new IT unification project they've been working on.

"I'm sure it'll be disruptive and it’s not the first thing I choose to do, but if we’re going to do it, there’s probably some benefits that we'll get out of it as we look to become better," said Sipes.

All employees are expected to be moved out of the building by August. Construction is expected to between 9 months and a year.

“I think if you’re in technology, by trade, you’re use to disruption and change. So you deal with it and look to stay core to the mission," said Sipes.

All moving fees are being paid for by the Bullinger Enterprises.