Last month the 108th Legislature adjured sine die. Our agency engaged very effectively in the legislative process to move Governor Pillen’s agenda of effective and efficient government forward. Some of our successes included:

Our Materiel Division implemented once in a generation comprehensive procurement reform. Many of the reforms were administrative, which I previously shared here, including updating the State of Nebraska Procurement Manual and the new Procurement Certification Program. But big change could only occur legislatively, and with the enactment of LB461 we took a big swing to improve the value and reduce the risk of public procurements. You can find my update on the procurement changes in LB 461 here. As a result of these legislative and administrative changes, DAS implemented 33 of the 34 recommendations in the IKASO Report.

Procurement was far from the only area we led big change. This year saw the passage of LB 1169, introduced by Senator Erdman on behalf of DAS . This bill converts History Nebraska into a code agency to restore accountability and assign responsibility of the agency to the people’s elected leaders. DAS also supported LB 731 which decisively passed and ensures Nebraska law complies with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act so that agency directors can also serve in the military. Another newly enacted bill DAS supported was LB 854 to provide aspiring CPA students more flexibility in when they take the exam.

Additionally, over the 108th Legislature, DAS kept up our commitment to supporting American foreign policy. The latest example is LB 1300, The Pacific Conflict Stress Test Act and Foreign Adversary Contracting Act. Under the Act, DAS will take steps to secure our State’s global supply network against adversarial nations in the Pacific region. For more information about LB 1300 and other steps we are taking to support our national security you can check out my recent FTDD here.

Last but not least, we also had all of our budget recommendations adopted in the Governor’s mid-biennium budget adjustment. Included in this adjustment was $18.2 million in savings from State Budget Division by identifying existing property that can be used for the new State Patrol Troop A headquarters. Across all of our budget adjustments we passed $14.7 million in budget reductions that can be added directly to the Governor’s tax relief efforts.

Thank you to everyone who worked very hard to pass our legislative agenda, particularly Sarah Skinner, Ann Martinez, and Adam Kauffman.


Jason Jackson
Director, Department of Administrative Services


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Description Last Revised Format
108th Legislature Successes 04/02/2024 PDF
Supporting American Foreign Policy 04/25/2024 PDF
Procurement Reforms to Accompany LB 461 04/10/2024 PDF
DAS Personnel Changes 03/15/2024 PDF
Consolidating and Eliminating Agencies, Boards, and Commissions 03/06/2024 PDF
Mentorship Recognition 03/01/2024 PDF
Legislative Session Update 02/26/2024 PDF
Procurement Reform (LB 461) 02/20/2024 PDF
DAS 2024 Legislative Agenda 01/27/2024 PDF
Smart Goals 01/23/2024 PDF
State of the State 01/22/2024 PDF
Materiel Division 01/10/2024 PDF
Return to Office Executive Order FAQ 01/08/2024 PDF
State Building Division 01/03/2024 PDF

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Description Last Revised Format
Return to Office Executive Order 12/21/2023 PDF
Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Submission 12/20/2023 PDF
COE's Culmination 11/21/2023 PDF
Governor's Executive Order on Normal Working Schedules 11/14/2023 PDF
State of Nebraska Veterans Day 11/09/2023 PDF
Public Servant Recognition and Excellence in Leadership 11/06/2023 PDF
2023 Sustainability Report 10/31/2023 PDF
Personnel Almanac 2023 10/24/2023 PDF
DAS Budget Priorities 03/23/2023 PDF
New Total Rewards Statement 03/16/2023 PDF
2022 Annual Report 03/10/2023 PDF
State Youth Mentoring Program 03/06/2023 PDF
Investing in our State Workforce 02/23/2023 PDF
A Success Story in Continuous Improvement 02/09/2023 PDF
Continuing to Build a Strong Nebraska 01/31/2023 PDF
Building on a History of Service 01/05/2023 PDF

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Description Last Revised Format
An Unrivaled Dedication to Service 11/16/2022 PDF
Honoring our Veterans 11/14/2022 PDF
A Sustained Culture of Continuous Improvement 11/01/2022 PDF
Foreign Procurement in State Government 10/07/2022 PDF
2022 State of Nebraska Personnel Alamanc 08/05/2022 PDF
DAS Leadership Update 08/05/2022 PDF
A More Efficient State Government 08/03/2022 PDF
Recognizing ADA's 32nd Anniversary 07/27/2022 PDF
Honoring Chief Standing Bear's Legacy 07/26/2022 PDF
Another Successful End of Fiscal Year 07/19/2022 PDF
Fallbrook State Office Building 07/15/2022 PDF
Another Statewide Safety Day 06/28/2022 PDF
Another Successful Open Enrollment 06/03/2022 PDF
Cutting Red Tape At DAS 05/19/2022 PDF
Exciting New Benefit for Our Teammates 05/03/2022 PDF
Successful 2022 Legislative Session 04/28/2022 PDF
DAS Leadership Announcement 04/27/2022 PDF
2022 Legislative Session 04/14/2022 PDF
Impactful Nebraska Anniversaries 03/21/2022 PDF
2021 Annual Reports 03/11/2022 PDF
Governor's 2022 State of the State Address 01/25/2022 PDF
Serving our Customers and Teammates 01/11/2022 PDF

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Description Last Revised Format
New and Historic Benefits for State Teammates 12/10/2021 PDF
Sustainable Nebraska State Government 12/02/2021 PDF
Important DAS Leadership Announcement 11/30/2021 PDF
Most Military and Veteran-Friendly State in the Country 11/12/2021 PDF
Recognizing Our Teammates 11/05/2021 PDF
COE Month in Nebraska 10/28/2021 PDF
Honoring Nebraska's Military History 10/14/2021 PDF
State Personnel Almanac 10/01/2021 PDF
State Honors POW/MIA Service Members 09/24/2021 PDF
Inaugural Meeting for the Nebraska Commission on African American Affairs 07/20/2021 PDF
End of Fiscal Year 07/19/2021 PDF
End of COVID-19 State of Emergency 07/17/2021 PDF
Successful 2021 Open Enrollment 06/30/2021 PDF
Statewide Safety Day 06/17/2021 PDF
Reconnecting Nebraska 06/09/2021 PDF
Championing Renewable Fuels in Nebraska 06/04/2021 PDF
Teammates Give Back to the Community 05/27/2021 PDF
Consolidation Update 05/14/2021 PDF
Mother’s Day Initiatives 05/13/2021 PDF
State Building Division Real Estate Strategy 04/29/2021 PDF
DAS Leadership Team Update 04/28/2021 PDF
Military Spouse Transition Program 04/16/2021 PDF
2020 Annual Report 04/13/2021 PDF
National Procurement Month and Procurement Concierge Program 03/12/2021 PDF
2020 Successes 03/05/2021 PDF

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