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Administrative Services

Administrative Services provides a support system for all County departments and related agencies in the areas of Personnel, Budget, Purchasing, Finance, Risk Management, and Special Projects. The Department provides a central source of information and record keeping in these areas.

Our Services


Purchasing enforces the Douglas County Purchasing Policy, maintains an active list of vendors, prepares specifications, and issues requests for bids and proposals for county departments.

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings information, including agendas and minutes.

Human Resources

Human Resources places ads for new jobs, boards new hires, and handles health insurance as we are self insured and working with third party vendors for voluntary benefits and flexible spending. We work with all employees to answer questions regarding health insurance, pay ranges and job descriptions.

Audit Reports

Financial statements, required communications, independent auditors reports, and single audit reports.


Budget maintains the budgets for all taxing entities within Douglas County including the County, Cities, Townships, Cemeteries, Drainage Districts, and Northeast Kansas Library. Budget also sets all tax mill levies within Douglas County and the tax abstract.

County Administrator

County Administrator Sarah Plinsky.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Sarah Plinsky County Administrator 785-832-5329
Michelle Spreer Human Resources Manager 785-832-5149
Julie Clouse Mgt. Information Analyst 785-832-5358
Kristi Fouraker Administrative Specialist - HR 785-832-5327
Cammy Owens Budget Manager 785-832-5287
Jackie Waggoner Purchasing Director 785-832-5286
Brooke Sauer Mgt. Information Analyst 785-330-2863
Jan Shupert-Arick Heritage Conservation Coordinator 785-330-2878