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News and Alerts
Updated Website on New Hire Reporting
Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired employees in Kansas to the New Hire Directory within 20 days. KDOL has launched a new website to provide employers with detailed information about reporting new hires, including how to report online and other reporting options. Read more here.
KDOL Honors Three Outstanding Employees
KDOL is proud to announce the recipients of its Employee Recognition and Award Program. Troy DeBusk, Teri Briel and Larry Herman were honored for their outstanding job performance. Read more here.
February Labor Report
The state's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from January and down from 4.6 percent in February 2014. Seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 21,000 private sector jobs since last year, or 1.9 percent. Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 21,200 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase since February 2014. Read more here.
January Labor Report
The Kansas Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) released benchmarked 2014 data along with the January 2015 Labor Report. These revisions affect previous job reports and are particularly noteworthy because of their scope. The state’s January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. Read more here.
KDOL to release finalized 2014 jobs numbers. Read more here.
KDOL has named John Cahill as its new Information Technology (IT) Director. Read more here.
KDOL Workers Compensation digital project has a name - DigiComp - and a new website. This project will create a web-based system for interacting with the division. Visit the DigiComp site for news, an overview, timeline and key staff involved in the project.
The Manhattan Unemployment Tax Contributions Office has moved. The new office location is 1320 Research Park Dr., Manhattan, KS 66502. Representatives in that office can be reached at 785-564-7451 or 785-564-7452.
KDOL assisted federal authorities with the investigation and prosecution of a Chicago woman who has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for operating a federal income tax fraud scheme as well as one of the largest fictitious employer unemployment fraud schemes ever prosecuted nationwide. Read more here.
Questions about an overpayment debt being sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Asset Recovery unit at (785) 296-3609.