Kansas Department of Administration

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The Department of Administration’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative is focused on promoting a workplace environment where diversity is valued and inclusion is evident throughout all aspects of employment – including through policy and practices.


State Executive Branch Workforce Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiative

State Executive Branch Workforce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

Vision: To emphasize the importance of diversity, equity and inclusivity throughout all aspects of State of Kansas employment policies and practices in order to provide for a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the State's population and a workplace that is comfortable for all employees.


Foster Employee Engagement

Promote Awareness of DEI and Ensure DEI is a Priority for All Agencies

Ensure HR Infrastructure Incorporates Industry Best Practices and Is Free from Barriers to DEI

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  • Convene employee listening groups for feedback and input on prioritization and scope of DEI projects

  • Incorporate DEI-related questions into the upcoming Employee Satisfaction Survey to obtain widespread feedback and input

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  • Conduct a needs assessment of all existing DEI coursework

  • Begin development of a comprehensive statewide DEI training program

  • Establish a diversity webpage for project updates, resources, and DEI statistics

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  • Develop a statewide DEI Recruitment Guide for all agencies

  • Establish work groups to conduct a comprehensive review of statewide HR policies, training, and recruitment

  • Analyze historical DEI data to identify trends and disparities; determine additional data needs

  • Provide agencies tools for conducting comprehensive review of their individual policies



The best candidate pools include highly-qualified and diverse applicants.  This Recruitment Guide contains guidance and resources for filling open positions.


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DEI Resources

Looking for more resources for both your home and the workplace? Visit ComPsych to access publications on an array of topics:

  • Asian American Discrimination
  • Supporting a Diverse Workforce
  • Social Change Resource Guide
  • Speaking to Children About Diversity
  • Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Transgender Persons in the Workplace
  • LGBTQUIA in the Workforce


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