On January 8, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced plans to merge divisions of three current departments to create the Kansas Department of Human Services (KDHS), which will have an annual budget of more than $1 billion. The new KDHS will consolidate the current Department for Aging and Disability Services, the Department for Children and Families, and the juvenile services division of the Department of Corrections. Current state employees (between 5,000 and 6,000) that work for these three departments will retain positions in the new DHS. The new KDHS will be led by the current Secretary of the . . .