Kansas Department of Administration



Kraig Knowlton

Deputy Secretary of Management & Director of Personnel Services 

The Deputy Secretary of Management oversees the Office of Personnel Services, Office of Accounts & Reports, Office of Procurement and Contracts and has a dotted line oversight of the Office of Systems Management.

The Office of Personnel Services administers the Kansas Civil Service Act and other related statutes to provide a comprehensive Human Resource (HR) program for the state. In 2011, Executive Order 11-04 directed that all non-Regents HR staff in agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction report to the Director of Personnel Services, and that the Office of Personnel Services is to establish and implement consistent HR policies, procedures and practices for the State workforce.

About the Directors

Nancy Ruoff

Director of Accounts and Reports

The Director of Accounts and Reports' primary responsibility is the State of Kansas statewide central accounting and reporting. Specific activities include coordination with the independent auditors to complete the annual statewide audit, preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), and administration of the Delegated Audit Program of review and approval of expenditure transactions in excess of the agency delegated audit thresholds and the audit of agency accounting activities for compliance with statutes, regulations, policies, and generally accepted accounting principles. The Office also is responsible for providing guidance to Kansas municipalities on budgeting, accounting and reporting issues and statutory requirements and for receiving and reviewing municipal budgets and audits. Additionally, the Director of Accounts & Reports is charged with implementation of a program for Internal Control and Systems Audit.

Todd Herman

Director of Procurement and Contracts

The Office of Procurement and Contracts is responsible for promoting the use and development of processes which serve the best interests of the State of Kansas and its citizens, along with finding and implementing increased economies and efficiencies in the procurement process. This is done through working with Executive branch state agencies to obtain goods and services through bidding and management of state contracts. Procurement and Contracts is responsible for maintaining the highest level of integrity in the procurement process, while seeking broad based competition in order to obtain the greatest value and highest quality of goods and services for the agencies of the State of Kansas. 

Josh White

Chief Information Officer 

The Office of Systems Management (OSM) provides technical development, security, architecture, administration, and help desk support for the Department of Administration critical statewide systems. The OSM also provides system administration, help desk support, and IT project management for Department of Administration's enterprise applications.


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