Divisions and Offices within Department of Transportation

Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas Department of Transportation. The Secretary is responsible for all KDOT activities.

Division of Fiscal and Asset Management
The Division of Fiscal and Asset Management has primary responsibility for providing the financial support and oversight necessary to enable KDOT to effectively accomplish its mission. Primary functions within the division are financial accounting and reporting, including budget and cash management functions; debt and investment management; payroll, procurement and inventory, project accounting, federal-aid billing and external audit responsibilities.

Bureau of Fiscal Services
The Bureau is responsible for the financial accounting, Federal-Aid billing, procurement and contract audit functions of the agency.

Office of Budget
The Office of Budget is responsible for coordinating and developing the agency's strategic management plan, developing and monitoring the agency's budget, preparing and maintaining agency policies and procedures, and provide support to the Secretary of Transportation.

Division of Engineering and Design
The Division coordinates, facilitates and directs 1) the design and right of way activities in the preconstruction phase for the state highway and the local road, street and rail-highway crossing Federal-Aid and local partnership programs, 2) the bridge management and inspection program, and 3) the billboard and salvage yard control programs. The Office furnishes expertise in support of accident-related litigation and facilitates the development of computer-aided design and drafting applications.

Bureau of Design
The Bureau of Design has responsibility for Road Design, Bridge Design, Bridge Management, Utilities, Environmental assessment, and Design Contracts.

Bureau of Local Projects
The Bureau has the responsibility of managing the city and county portion of KDOT's program for road, street and bridge projects. The Bureau staff provides technical support to local governments and is their focal point in KDOT for contact.

Bureau of Right of Way
The Bureau's primary responsibilities are to acquire property interests needed for projects, to dispose of property no longer needed for highway purposes, and to administer the Highway Beautification Program.

Division of Operations
The Division of Operations is responsible for developing and maintaining engineering and management programs for construction and maintenance of the State Highway System, establishing operational policies and directing research activities.

Bureau of Construction and Maintenance
The Bureau is responsible for plans and proposals, specifications, special provisions and maintenance management.

Bureau of Materials and Research
The Bureau is responsible for approved materials, the Pavement Management System, testing, and research. This includes technology transfer and pavement design.

District One
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in Northeast Kansas

District Two
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in North Central Kansas.

District Three
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in Northwest Kansas.

District Four
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in Southeast Kansas.

District Five
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in South Central Kansas.

District Six
The District is responsible for construction and maintenance activities for counties in Southwest Kansas.

Division of Partner Relations
The Division of Partner Relations researches various transportation issues and problems and makes recommendations to the Secretary concerning appropriate course of action. The Division of Partner Relations is responsible for coordinating both legislative activities and responses to public inquiries. The Office of the Director is directly responsible for financial planning and Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Division consists of the Bureaus of Computer Services, Personnel Services, Bureau of Support Services and the Office of Civil Rights.

Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs provides information about transportation issues and agency functions and activities. The office issues news releases and reports regarding construction status, detour information, safety issues, and agency activities.

Office of Governmental and External Affairs
The Office of Governmental and External Affairs has two primary functions. The Governmental Affairs staff oversees KDOT's state and federal legislative programs, including tracking bills and reviewing testimony, developing strategy and responding to legislative inquiries. The External Affairs staff is engaged in Public Involvement, whereby KDOT fosters effective two-way communication, facilitates citizen participation and works with customers to provide a statewide transportation system. Public Involvement includes providing information and educational opportunities, and assisting in public meetings and other activities to promote public participation in KDOT project development.

Bureau of Information Technology Services
The Bureau of Information Technology Services is responsible for developing and assisting in the management of information systems in support of KDOT's planning, development and operation of a multi-modal statewide transportation system.

Bureau of Personnel Services
The Bureau is responsible for all personnel issues including position descriptions, classifying, recruitment activities, benefits, training and staff development. Receives and investigates internal complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment.

Office of Support Services
The Bureau is responsible for providing administrative support services to the agency including Photo, Duplicating, Technical Support, Mail/Stockroom and Facilities Management.

Office of Chief Counsel
The Office of Chief Counsel is the legal counsel for the agency. Open records request are also handled by this office.

Office of Contract Compliance
The Office of Contract Compliance consists of both the external civil rights and the internal equal employment opportunity functions.

Division of Aviation
The Division is responsible for the promotion of aviation activities, including the evaluation of their economic impact on the state. The Director is responsible for administering the Federal Airport Inspection Program and updating the State Aviation System Plan.

Division of Planning and Development
The Division is responsible for administering the programs and activities of the Bureaus of Program Management, Traffic Safety and Transportation Planning. The Office of the Director is responsible for analyzing federal legislation and coordinating KDOT's activities with the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Bureau of Program and Project Management
The Bureau of Program and Project Management is responsible for development of the agency's multi-year highway improvement program. The Bureau coordinates overall project selection and manages the aggregate highway improvement program, and the Local Partnership program.

Office of Inspector General
Office of Inspector General conducts internal audits, reviews KDOT programs and conducts special investigations.