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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 honored for service to the State of Kansas

Sep 20, 2016

Friends, families and co-workers gathered Sept. 13 to honor a group of employees who are celebrating their lengthy service to the State of Kansas.

Employees were presented with service pins for 40 years and 50 years of service to the State. The event was held in the Rotunda of the Kansas Statehouse. Thirty of the 40-year recipients were present for the event.

DSC_3555Gov. Brownback thanked the employees for the dedication and professionalism they have demonstrated during their tenure with the State. A reception was held immediately following the event.

Honorees noted in their biographies that they had witnessed many changes in Kansas government over the years, including the advent of the first computerized systems and expanded duties as agency missions changed over the decades.

Employees honored represented the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of government, including several from Kansas Board of Regents Institutions.

Sarah L. Shipman, Secretary of Administration, served as emcee for the event.

Biographies of the honorees can be found here: Bios of 2016 Employee Service Pin Honorees.