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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.

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John Milburn, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, 785.296.6866

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1 plan, 5 meetings, numerous questions highlight 5-year plan discussion

Apr 17, 2015

5-year plan meetings



Staff of the Department of Administration gathered April 16 and 17 for a series of five meetings to hear information about the agency’s five-year plan.

Secretary Jim Clark and the directors from each of the divisions met with groups of employees at the Memorial Building, State Printing, Landon State Office Building and Eisenhower State Office Building to discuss how the plan was developed and how it will be executed.

“This has been developed by the directors over the past several months and sets the agency on a path to accomplish several important objectives, all with the same goal of providing excellent customer service to those who depend on the Department of Administration every day,” Clark said.

Topics covered by the plan include moving to cloud-based support of the state’s SHARP and SMART systems, demolition of the Docking State Office Building, relocation of the state’s data centers and expansion of the scope of work performed by printing.

Clark said the document was a “living document” meaning items would continue to added and adjusted as new opportunities arose in the agency. A plan, he said, gives the agency a basis for making long and short-term decisions that best serve the state, its employees and taxpayers.

During each meeting, Clark also emphasized the outstanding work the agency is performing to serve customers in and out of state government. He said the reputation of the agency has grown among legislators and other state officials who recognize the commitment put forth by the Department of Administration.

“These accolades are well deserved. All of you have stepped forward and have delivered time and again to serve our customers. I couldn’t be more proud of what you have accomplished and continue to do,” Clark said.

Information about the plan will be posted in the coming weeks on the agency web site at www.admin.ks.gov.