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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

Visiting Topeka
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

Employees of the Quarter recognized on May 14 at Statehouse

May 16, 2014

Governor Sam Brownback honored 61 employees for having been named employees of the first quarter from various state agencies at the Statehouse on Wednesday, May 14.

The event is part of the State Employee Award and Recognition Program created by the State Legislature, to recognize employees. Recipients are nominated by their coworkers and their supervisors from state agencies.


Under the direction of the Department of Administration and with special emphasis from Governor Brownback, the program has grown to involve 13 agencies.

Recipients of Employee of the Quarter awards were:

Boswell

Jo

Kansas Adjutant General's Department

Jenkins

Bob

Kansas Corporation Commission

Byram

Ashley

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Haines

Linda

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Keck

Kathy

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kinder

Joe

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Miller

Chari

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Bailey,

Gary

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Glass

Janice

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Rivera

Walter

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Schlegel

Bonnie

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Simmons

Kimberly

Kansas Department for Children & Families

Becker

Lisa

Kansas Department of Administration

Brazier

Rogers

Kansas Department of Administration

Greb-Hall

Mary

Kansas Department of Administration

Guerrero

Connie

Kansas Department of Administration

Calderwood

Michael

Kansas Department of Agriculture

McBeth

Loree

Kansas Department of Agriculture

McClelland

Rhonda

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Meyers

Melissa

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Schmanke

Tara

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Simmons

Lisa

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Torres

Yolanda

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Wagner

Chris

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Wrosch

Jessica

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Harris

Kathie

Kansas Department of Commerce

Alexander

Kelly

Kansas Department of Corrections

Ard

Barbara

Kansas Department of Corrections

Bartley

Francis

Kansas Department of Corrections

Bissell

David

Kansas Department of Corrections

Brooke

Melissa

Kansas Department of Corrections

Cummings

Lynette

Kansas Department of Corrections

Duran

Laurie

Kansas Department of Corrections

Edwards

Todd

Kansas Department of Corrections

Fryman

Sean

Kansas Department of Corrections

Gehring

Tina

Kansas Department of Corrections

Giles

Mary

Kansas Department of Corrections

Gill

Tim

Kansas Department of Corrections

Ingram

Joy

Kansas Department of Corrections

Karlowsky

Russell

Kansas Department of Corrections

Lane

Darren

Kansas Department of Corrections

Linder

Lynn

Kansas Department of Corrections

Metcalf

Elisa

Kansas Department of Corrections

Mix

Chris

Kansas Department of Corrections

Mosely

Barry

Kansas Department of Corrections

Owen

Gary

Kansas Department of Corrections

Peltzer

Megan

Kansas Department of Corrections

Postovit

Shawntele

Kansas Department of Corrections

Ross

Katherine

Kansas Department of Corrections

Schmidt

Katie

Kansas Department of Corrections

Scott

Toni

Kansas Department of Corrections

Shaw

Savannah

Kansas Department of Corrections

Smith

Shala

Kansas Department of Corrections

Smock

Tim

Kansas Department of Corrections

Taylor

Tim

Kansas Department of Corrections

Todd

Jayme

Kansas Department of Corrections

Veeder

Justin

Kansas Department of Corrections

Wintz

Megan

Kansas Department of Corrections

Taylor

Chris

Kansas Department of Credit Unions

Nichols

Britt

Kansas Department of Labor

Bleier

Jill

Kansas Department of Revenue

McHardie

Heather

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Call

Janet E.

The Kansas Lottery