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Administrative Rule Review

The Office of Administration is the state’s service and administrative control agency; it combines and coordinates the central management functions of state government. Among its many duties, the Office of Administration performs accounting services as the state allocates taxpayer dollars, awards states contracts for goods and services, maintains the physical and digital infrastructure for state property, and provides personnel services to state agencies. Missouri law authorizes the department to issue rules to assist with the administration of state programs. Currently, the Office of Administration has 122 rules, which can be found in the Missouri Code of State Regulations under Title 1.

On January 10, 2017, Governor Greitens ordered all state agencies to review their rules to ensure they are essential to the health, safety, or welfare of Missourians.  In addition, reviews will determine if specific regulations are unnecessary by considering whether:

  • The regulation’s cost outweighs its benefits.
  • The regulation is effective.
  • The regulation is the least restrictive alternative.
  • The regulation is based on sound, reasonably available scientific, technical, economic, or other relevant information.
  • The regulation is unduly burdensome or adversely affects Missouri citizens or customers.

Governor Greitens is committed to ensuring a thorough review is conducted by each department and cutting state government red tape.  As part of the Governor’s review process, the Office of Administration is asking for comments on its existing rules.  Please see the categories of rules below for review and comment.  Consistent with the Governor’s order, comments on the Office of Administration’s rules will be accepted through September 15, 2017.  We welcome your online comments and suggestions.

The Department will hold three public hearings to allow interested Missourians to comment in person or via video conference.  Those hearings, which will be informal and allow participants to deliver comments in person, will be held:

Thursday, August 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Harry S. Truman State Office Building
300 West High Street, Room 400
Jefferson City, Missouri


Video Conference Hearings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fletcher Daniels State Office Building
615 East 13th Street, Room 503
Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wainwright State Office Building
111 North 7th Street, Room 923
St. Louis, Missouri


If you cannot make it to one of the public sessions, please use this website to review and comment online.

Submit Written Comments

  • Mail your comments to:
    OA Rules Review,
    P. O. Box 809
    Jefferson City, MO  65102
  • Fax your comments to 573-526-4811
Commissioner of Administration
Principal Responsibilities

The Office of Administration is the administrative and managerial arm of Missouri State Government, and the Commissioner serves as Chief Executive with oversight of seven divisions - Accounting; Budget and Planning; Facilities Management, Design and Construction; General Services; Information Technology; Purchasing; and Personnel.

Principal Responsibilities

The Division of Personnel is responsible for administering the State’s Merit System, overseeing the Uniform Classification and Pay System, and developing and administering a management training program, as established in the State Personnel Law (Chapter 36, RSMo).  The Personnel Advisory Board issues regulations that govern all aspects of the merit system and the uniform pay and classification of all agencies under the Governor.

Facilities Management, Design and Construction
Principal Responsibilities

The Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction’s mission is to provide a superior workplace environment for state occupants and their visitors and protect the State's investments in property assets.

Facilities Management, Public Use of Buildings
Principal Responsibilities

The Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction’s primary responsibilities are to coordinate the use of public buildings and grounds.

Principal Responsibilities

The Division of Purchasing is responsible for the procurement of all state-required supplies, materials, equipment, and professional or general services, except for those agencies exempted by law. Purchasing executes procurement functions in accordance with applicable statutes by maximizing competition in the procurement process, conducting evaluations and negotiations as appropriate, and awarding contracts to the “lowest and best” bidders.

Administrative Hearing Commission
Principal Responsibilities

The Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) is an executive branch court that decides disputes, usually between a state agency and a business or individual, after a trial-type hearing. Its decisions are subject to review by judicial branch courts, if a party wishes to appeal.

Missouri Ethics Commission
Principal Responsibilities

The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) is charged with the enforcement of conflict of interest and lobbying laws and campaign finance disclosure laws. The MEC also educates public officials, candidates for public office, registered lobbyists and the public about these laws.