Contact with Legislators
From the Desk of Sue Peterson:
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Board of Regents and University policies regarding interaction with the Kansas Legislature, Agencies of the State of Kansas, and members of the Kansas Federal Delegation.
If contacted and asked to provide information to legislators; provide testimony to legislative committees; want to invite a legislator(s) to attend a meeting; want to request the Legislature for funds, programs, changes in legislation or new legislation affecting your program, the Board of Regents and/or Regents institutions, please contact my office at 2-6227 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kansas Board of Regents policy states:
"Faculty and administrators are encouraged to provide expert testimony on proposed legislation which may, or may not, affect the Regents and higher education. Faculty and administrators should make every effort to accommodate such requests, and shall notify the institution’s Chief Executive Officer, who, in turn, will notify the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board."
I have been designated by President Schulz to notify the Board of Regents on his behalf. It is important to state this is NOT a prohibition from any employee of the University to visit with a Legislator in the normal course of daily life.
Requests by other state agencies or branches of government are expected to be transmitted through myself. If the information is a University specific request, these items may be handled by the University with a copy to the institution's CEO for transmittal to the Board office.
Kansas Federal Delegation
All requests to the Kansas Federal Delegation are reviewed and approved by the University Federal Relations Committee. Should you want to request a project, please submit the pertinent material to your Dean or Director. The review process occurs in December and January, with the University project submission to the Delegation in early February.
If a member of the Kansas Delegation contacts you for information, please contact your Dean, Director or me immediately so we may remain consistent with our institutional priorities.