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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

Department of Administration announces internal reorganization

Apr 01, 2015

Secretary Jim Clark

Kansas Department of Administration Secretary Jim Clark has announced the reorganization of staff and functions within the agency aimed at improving efficiencies and make better use of the skills within the department.

The reorganization involves moving functions within the Office of Financial Management, the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Systems Management. Staff involved in the reorganization was briefed during a meeting Friday, March 27, with Secretary Clark and key agency officials.

“We have an opportunity to restructure in a way that is appropriate going forward,” Clark said.

The changes reunite the statewide services back in one team under the Office of the Chief Financial Officer DeAnn Hill. The Office of Financial Management, led by Colleen Becker, will oversee accounting functions within the Department of Administration, including the agency, Office of Information Technology Systems and the Accounting Service Center.

In addition, the Office of Systems Management, led by Sarah Gigous, will see an expansion in the area of technology support for the Department of Administration and other state agencies. The expansion will lead to improved response times and boost customer service.

The changes will be updated on the agency web site at
http://www.admin.ks.gov