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From the Director's Desk


In 2017, Governor Ricketts issued a call to action to reduce government red tape. This initiative is important because by reducing the regulatory burden on our customers, we contribute directly to our mission of a more effective, efficient, and customer-focused state government. At DAS, I’m proud of our contribution to this initiative and pleased to report that this project is near completion, with the recent finalization of our State Building Division rules. All told, we revised the regulations for Materiel Division, Building Division, Personnel Division, Transportation Services Bureau, State Claims Board, the Director’s Office, and our Suggestion System.

In total, our regulatory reform initiative at DAS has produced the following results:

  • 171 pages eliminated (a 67.1% decrease)
  • 37,226 words cut (a 72.5% decrease)
  • Over 1,000 words of restrictive language (shall, must, required, etc.) cut
  • Simpler, more readable, and understandable rules for all of our divisions

Thank you to all of our teammates who have put in the hours and hard work over the years on this important effort. The work on this project will greatly help in our mission to deliver a more effective, more efficient, and customer-focused state government for the people of Nebraska.


Jason Jackson
Director, Department of Administrative Services


More from the Director's Desk:

May 19, 2022: Cutting Red Tape At DAS

May 3, 2022: Exciting New Benefit for Our Teammates

April 28, 2022: A Successful 2022 Legislative Session

March 21, 2022: Impactful Nebraska Anniversaries

March 11, 2022: 2021 Annual Reports

February 1, 2022: 107th Nebraska Legislative Session

January 25, 2022: Governor's 2022 State of the State Address

January 11, 2022: Serving our Customers and Teammates

December 10, 2021: New and Historic Benefits for our State Teammates

December 2, 2021: A Sustainable Nebraska State Government

November 30, 2021: Important DAS Leadership Announcement

November 12, 2021: Most Military and Veteran-Friendly State in the Country

November 5, 2021: Recognizing Our Teammates

October 28, 2021: COE Month in Nebraska

October 14, 2021: Honoring Nebraska's Military History

October 1, 2021: State Personnel Almanac

September 24, 2021: State Honors POW/MIA Service Members

July 20, 2021: Inaugural Meeting for the Nebraska Commission on African American Affairs

July 19, 2021: End of Fiscal Year

July 17, 2021: End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

June 30, 2021: Successful 2021 Open Enrollment

June 17, 2021: Statewide Safety Day

June 9, 2021: Reconnecting Nebraska

June 4, 2021: Championing Renewable Fuels in Nebraska

May 27, 2021: Give Back to the Community

May 14, 2021: Consolidation Update

May 13, 2021: Mother’s Day Initiatives

April 29, 2021: State Building Division Real Estate Strategy

April 28, 2021: DAS Leadership Team Update

April 16, 2021: Military Spouse Transition Program

April 13, 2021: Annual Report

March 12, 2021: National Procurement Month and Procurement Concierge Program

March 5, 2021: 2020 Successes