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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

  • Governor announces Administration Secretary Jim Clark to retire

    May 05, 2015
    Governor Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that Jim Clark will step down as Secretary of Administration effective the end of June 2015. “I am grateful for the strong leadership Jim has provided since becoming part of this team,” said Governor Brownback. “He brought about many improvements that have allowed us to operate in a more efficient and businesslike manner.”
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  • 1 plan, 5 meetings, numerous questions highlight 5-year plan discussion

    Apr 17, 2015
    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.
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  • Department of Administration announces internal reorganization

    Apr 01, 2015
    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.
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  • Kansas receives “B” ranking for improved government transparency

    Mar 20, 2015
    TOPEKA: A national organization focused on government transparency has given high marks to the State of Kansas for its efforts to make significant upgrades to its KanView online financial data portal. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund gave Kansas a “B” ranking in its latest report, “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data.” This is the sixth such report by the organization.
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  • Secretary Clark outlines changes to state human resource policies

    Feb 11, 2015
    Kansas Department of Administration Secretary Jim Clark on Wednesday outlined a package of initiatives designed to modernize the state’s human resource policies regarding state employees, including efforts to give agencies more flexibility in hiring unclassified employees and reforming the state’s layoff and termination practices.
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