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Office of Public Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs. The office is charged with executing internal and external communications for the Department of Administration, including contact with media, assisting with Kansas Open Records Act requests and coordinating with other agency public information officers. The agency publishes a monthly newsletter, Connected, that is distributed to all Department of Administration employees.

The office also serves as the legislative liaison between the agency and the Kansas Legislature. The office works with legislators, the governor's office and other state agencies on policy matters and provides information to help guide decisions.

South Steps FridaysIn addition, the Office of Public Affairs coordinates the annual South Steps Fridays at the Kansas Statehouse. The event, complete with live music, provided through a partnership with the University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, and a variety of informational displays, provides a venue for visiting the beautiful and historic Kansas Statehouse and kick off the weekend. Learn about exciting and diverse Kansas attractions and organizations. Events are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Friday from the end of May until early August.  The events and space for providing information booths are free of charge.

Contact:
John Milburn, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, 785.296.6866

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If you are planning a trip to Topeka to visit the Kansas Statehouse or other state office buildings, you can download a copy of the map of the area, including a location of state agencies housed in the Capitol Complex. Enjoy your visit. 

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News releases

State employees of the quarter honored by governor at ceremony

Feb 27, 2014

Governor speaks to Empl of the QtrGovernor Sam Brownback honored 64 employees for having been named employees of the fourth quarter from various state agencies at the Statehouse on Wednesday, February 26.

The event was the third such statewide Employee of the Quarter ceremony, part of the State Employee Award and Recognition Program created by the State Legislature, to recognize employees. Recipients are nominated by their co-workers and supervisors from state agencies.

“We really appreciate the great work you do for the state of Kansas,” Brownback told workers as they received a certificate and posed for photos with the governor and the secretaries of the various agencies.

Under the direction of the Department of Administration and with special attention given by Brownback, the program has grown to involve 10 agencies. Typically held at Cedar Crest, the governor’s residence, this reception was held in what is known as the Secretary of State’s Ceremonial Office in the capitol to allow the governor and other officials to remain in the building with the legislature in session.

“There are so many people doing good work in all the various agencies, we hope this is a way to let them know they are appreciated,” said Department of Administration Secretary Jim Clark.

Recipients of Employee of the Quarter awards were:

Fike

Tina

Kansas Adjutant General's Department

Haynes

Kathy

Kansas Corporation Commission

Murray

Paula

Kansas Corporation Commission

Myers

Jonathan

Kansas Corporation Commission

Rush Crawford

Debbie

Kansas Corporation Commission

Lintner

Joe

Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services

Brown

Linda

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Dreiling

Norman

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Hughes

Patricia

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Klutts

Natasha

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Hirst

Bob

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Juarez

Christina

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Scheve

Kristi

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Vinson

Marty

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Ward

Randy

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Barker

Jodie

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Bennet

Oliver

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Brown

Bob

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Carlson

Scott

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Casper

Bob

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Charlton

Loretta

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Garner

Leslie

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Henderson

Dorothyanne

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Hunsaker

Amanda

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Johnson

Dawn

Kansas Department of Agriculture

McMillan

Loreen

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Schuefler

Rick

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Smith

Delbert

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Thompson

Cathy

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Pierson

Heather

Kansas Department of Commerce

Abbott

Karen

Kansas Department of Corrections

Banicky

Michael

Kansas Department of Corrections

Berrios

Stephen

Kansas Department of Corrections

Bower

Bryson

Kansas Department of Corrections

Brooke

Melissa

Kansas Department of Corrections

Bryan

Donna

Kansas Department of Corrections

Coon

Trish

Kansas Department of Corrections

Craven

Michael

Kansas Department of Corrections

Doll

Kendle

Kansas Department of Corrections

Dover

Teddy

Kansas Department of Corrections

Endsley

Garry

Kansas Department of Corrections

Gonzales

Richard

Kansas Department of Corrections

Gorman

Ted

Kansas Department of Corrections

Hampton

Dave

Kansas Department of Corrections

Harber

Jodi

Kansas Department of Corrections

Hayne

Andrew

Kansas Department of Corrections

Johnson

Roger

Kansas Department of Corrections

Leatherberry

Brandon

Kansas Department of Corrections

Lincoln

Steve

Kansas Department of Corrections

Marstall

Shannon

Kansas Department of Corrections

McClintock

Victoria

Kansas Department of Corrections

Morton

Kim

Kansas Department of Corrections

Norris

Dennis

Kansas Department of Corrections

Pfannenstiel

Luke

Kansas Department of Corrections

Pritchett

John

Kansas Department of Corrections

Quidachay

Jess

Kansas Department of Corrections

Spencer

Eric

Kansas Department of Corrections

Tipton

Chase

Kansas Department of Corrections

Webb

Kari

Kansas Department of Corrections

Jones

Cheryl

Kansas Department of Labor

Bradley

Anita

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Buelt

Dennis

Kansas Department of Administration

Flint

Shelly

Kansas Department of Administration

Sanders

Rose

Kansas Department of Administration