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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.


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

  • Sarah Shipman confirmed as Secretary of Administration

    Feb 17, 2016
    The Kansas Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 37-2, approved Gov. Sam Brownback’s cabinet nominee for Secretary of Administration, Sarah Shipman.
  • Department of Administration launching 2015 Holiday Giving Drive

    Nov 25, 2015
    Employees of the Kansas Department of Administration are conducting their annual Holiday Giving Drive to benefit three organizations in Greater Topeka. The designated organizations are the Downtown Sandwich Ministry, Topeka Rescue Mission and Helping Hands Humane Society.
  • It’s time to pay heed: Employees encouraged to prepare for winter weather

    Nov 19, 2015
    The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are falling. Soon snow and ice will be a regular fixture in the forecast as winter approaches. Now is the perfect time to get you and your family ready for winter’s wrath by taking the steps to be prepared.
  • Department of Administration Chili Cook-off, auction set for Thursday

    Oct 27, 2015
    The Department of Administration is hosting a Chili Cook-off and silent auction this Thursday (October 29) in the Statehouse Rotunda to benefit the United Way of Greater Topeka. Chili will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations are $5 and include a bowl of chili, cinnamon roll and bottle of water. There will also be 10 gift baskets prepared by the Department of Administration that will be auctioned off during the event
  • Deer-vehicle crashes increase in fall

    Oct 14, 2015
    Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move at this time of year, increasing the chances of vehicle collisions.Typically, the greatest occurrence of deer-vehicle crashes is in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks.