Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

For all intents and purposes, use of the term "Douglas County, Kansas" on this page represents both the government entity of Douglas County, KS and its website

Linking Policy

This web portal may contain hypertext links to external web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than Douglas County, KS. These hypertext links may be created by Douglas County, KS if it determines that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this Web portal, which is to significantly and diligently promote public service to citizens and businesses by:

  • Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information
  • Offering an easy and convenient process for these groups to conduct transactions with County government online
  • Accelerating the development and delivery of an increased volume of quality, online government services
  • Improving the level of customer service from County government
  • Extending electronic government services to citizens of cities and County government

In addition, hypertext links may be created by Douglas County, KS for informational purposes where the linked external web site will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this Web portal, or where the linked external Web site is required or authorized by law.

Douglas County, KS, in its sole discretion, will determine whether the external web site meets the purpose of the Douglas County, Kansas web site or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked web site, the organizations sponsoring said web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the web site.

Hypertext links to external web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Douglas County, KS, at any time without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external Web site, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external web site. Douglas County, KS does not control nor is it responsible for any linked external web sites, pages, or content.

Privacy Policy

Douglas County, Kansas is dedicated to protecting your privacy on-line. The following policy statements outline how individual information will be handled by Douglas County, Kansas while using our services. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Douglas County, Kansas. This policy is subject to change; therefore, it is recommended that individuals refer back to this statement periodically.

Applicable Law
Douglas County, Kansas hereby certifies strict adherence to the Kansas Open Records Act (KSA 45-215 through 45-223). As such, this site is controlled by Douglas County , in the State of Kansas , USA. Therefore, the laws of the State of Kansas will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without presenting any conflicts of law. Douglas County, Kansas reserves the right to make changes to this site, the disclaimers, and the terms and conditions at any time.

Collection of your Personal Information
Douglas County, Kansas does NOT collect extended cookies from its users or subscribers to our web site. Douglas County, Kansas does however maintain session cookies that are processed during an individual interaction and are used to assist the user in certain applications that require information to be stored for later use, such as applications using the shopping cart metaphor. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from an individual browser to a web server that can be stored on a computer's hard drive. These cookies can be used to store and track information about a guest to a web site. However, it is NOT the policy of the douglascountyks.org to collect cookies from any visitor to our web site for the use of tracking information on any individual using the web site.

Generally, we will ask for information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you when you are registering before entering our Online Employment Application. Personal information collected by Douglas County, Kansas often is limited to e-mail address, contact information, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

For example: When you submit your application online, we may ask you to register electronically. We keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our web site.

Use of your Personal Information
Online Employment Applications will be stored indefinitely as long as the user continues to apply for new positions with Douglas County. If the user hasn't applied for any new positions in a 6-month period, their application would be deleted from our system, and they would then need to fill out a new application.

If the user has only filled out a partial application, they will then have up to 30 days to complete their application and apply for at least one position. Otherwise, the user's application would be deleted from our system, and they would then need to fill out a new application.

The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers used to visit this site are noted, as part of our statistical analysis on use of our website and how to better design services and facilitate access to them. No marketing databases are created, nor are any commercial use made of any such data.

Douglas County, Kansas also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring web site addresses. No databases are created, and no commercial use is made of any such data. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of douglascountyks.org.

This site does not contact you without your explicit permission. This site does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties.

Access to your Personal Information
Douglas County, Kansas will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current.

If you register for the Online Employment Application on Douglas County, Kansas, you can review and edit your personal information at the main Online Employment Application page 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be asked to enter your User ID and Password before viewing your personal information.

At your Online Employment Application home page, you can:

  • View and edit personal information you have already given us at Douglas County, Kansas
  • Add one or more "Current Job Openings" to your application
  • Submit your application to the Personnel Division

If you have any questions or problems with the Online Employment Application, please contact Human Resources (HR):

HR Phone: 785-832-5327

HR EmailEmail

Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, Douglas County, Kansas will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Security of your Personal Information
Douglas County, Kansas is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We do not currently collect or transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) for payments over the internet.

Protection of Children's Personal Information
Douglas County, Kansas is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

The public is welcome to share opinions and feedback on social media sites managed by Douglas County, Kansas, Government.

The purpose of the County’s social media accounts is to provide information and to serve as a mechanism for communication between the County and members of the public. However, County social media platforms are not the primary method of communication with the County, and any notices or requests for County services must be made through official communication methods identified on the County’s website - www.dgcoks.gov - or by traditional methods of notification recognized by the County.

Douglas County, Kansas, Government social media accounts are not monitored 24/7.

Comments are subject to the terms of the social media platforms’ policies:

While Douglas County, Kansas, Government encourages people to share opinions and feedback on its social media sites, the County also urges users to keep comments on the topic at hand and to present comments in a respectful manner.

Douglas County, Kansas, Government is not responsible for comments made by visitors to social media sites. Comments posted do not reflect the opinions or policies of Douglas County, Kansas, Government.

The Douglas County, KS Title Six Plan for non-transit services and operations was approved by the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, KS on June 30, 2021.

The following link allows for viewing or download of the document. It outlines the service overview and provides a complaint form which can be filled and submitted to Douglas County.

Title VI Policy