The local extension board and Kansas State University, represented by the area extension director, jointly employ extension agents.
The local extension board, in consultation with the area director, employs office professionals, program assistants, and other part-time staff. The local extension director is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of office professionals and program assistants.
Volunteers are also part of the staff of the local extension program and are responsible to the local extension board.
Following are some resources to support local boards in their personnel responsibilities.
Employment of Extension Agents
Local Unit Extension Director Policy and Position Description
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
District Agent Position Description
New Agent Professional Development Overview
New Agent Professional Development Module
Program Focus Teams
Performance Review Module
Employee Due Process
K-State Research and Extension - A Federal, State, and Local Partnership
Extension Professional Associations
Professional Scheduling Policy
Employment of Office Professionals and Program Assistants
Office Professional - Steps in Hiring
Program Assistant - Steps in Hiring
The Extension Program Assistant: Policy, Roles, and Responsibilities
Approval to Hire an Extension Program Assistant
Office Professional Position Description
Program Assistant Position Description
For additional information, see the Personnel Chapter in the Local Unit Director Resource
Employment of Volunteers
4-H Volunteer Profile
Master Volunteer Resource Guide