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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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Get Involved

Thank you to all who participated in the DEI listening groups last year. Future opportunities to get involved will be updated here. You can also email us at DEI@ks.gov.


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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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