Kansas Employment First Oversight Commission


“In order to ensure the Oversight Commission can effectively carry out its duties, the law places certain requirements on state agencies to help ensure that the law will be effectively and fully implemented. The law also places requirements on state agencies to provide the Commission information documenting measurable progress on the Goals and objectives established by the Commission and proving effective implementation of the law….Although the Employment First law requires all state agencies to implement its requirements, the Oversight Commission has identified a handful of state agencies that have programs and activities directly impacted by Employment First. These are referred to as “relevant state agencies” throughout this document. The relevant state agencies are:

•Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF –formerly Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services)

•Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS – formerly Kansas Dept. on Aging)

•Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

•Kansas Department of Commerce (Commerce)

•Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)

•Kansas Department on Administration (KDOA) ”


State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships