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News and Alerts
Workers Compensation EDI Update: Release 3 testing with Tier 2 EDI Trading Partners will commence July 8th and continue through the end of September. Tier 2 Partners should check the schedule for the applicable testing date. Testing for Tier 1 partners will continue through the end of June.
KDOL in Wichita Relocates to Finney State Office Building
The Kansas Department of Labor including Workers Compensation judges' office in Wichita relocated to the Finney State Office Building, 130 S. Market St., Wichita 67202-3850, on the 7th floor. The Unemployment Insurance Tax office phone number in Wichita has changed to 316-337-6831. The number for the Unemployment Contact Center remains the same at 316-383-9947. The number for Workers Compensation judges' office is 316-337-6821. Read the Release.
Governor Proclaims June as Safety and Awareness Month
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Labor Division of Industrial Safety and Health have proclaimed June as "Safety and Awareness Month." Read the release.
KDOL in Wichita Relocating
The Kansas Department of Labor including Workers Compensation in Wichita will be closed Friday, May 24 through Tuesday May 28. The offices will be relocating to the Finney State Office Building at 130 S. Market St., on the 7th floor.
April 2013 Labor Report
The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 5.8 to 5.3 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number saw a slight decline from 5.6 to 5.5 percent. KDOL processed 13,187 initial claims for unemployment benefits in April, down from 15,069 initial claims in March and down from 14,701 last year. Read the entire report. (5/16/2013)
Are you a school employee or employer?
Check out the new KDOL webpage that talks about Reasonable Assurance. Information for employers can be found here. Information for school employees can be found here.
KDOL and Commerce Presenting Best Practices at Region V Dislocated Worker/Trade Roundtable
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Secretary, Lana Gordon and Department of Labor and Commerce Deputy Secretary, Michael Copeland will give opening remarks at the Region V Roundtable. Read the release (05/02/2013)
Legislation Gives KDOL Power to Continue Crackdown on Unemployment Fraud
House Bill 2105 contains several provisions that will enable the Kansas Department of Labor to better investigate unemployment fraud and will provide harsher penalties for fraud and abuse. Read the release. (04/16/13)
KDOL Work Comp Launches New Legal Research Tool
KDOL has launched a new page on the KDOL Workers Compensation webpage called Recent Board Decisions. This new page will aid attorneys, insurers, employers and others to quickly find those decisions that have been recently handed down. Read the Release (04/12/2013)
Sequestration Reduces EUC Benefits
The Budget Control Act signed by the President has directed across-the-board budget cuts to many federal programs, including the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Read the release. (3/14/13)
Unemployment Insurance Reference Guide Now Available
Initial Claims Declined from 2010 to 2011
The KDOL Unemployment Insurance Reference Guide 2002-2011 is now available, with detailed information about the Kansas unemployment insurance program. The Guide is available at: klic.dol.ks.gov. Read the release. (2/8/13)
2011 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Now Available
Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses increased in the private sector to an incidence rate of 3.9 total recordable cses per 100 equivalent full-time workers in Kansas, up from 3.7 cases in 2010. Read the release. View the entire survey.
Workers Compensation Publishes Updates for EDI Migration to Release 3 Standards:
Release 3 Trading Partner Documents, the Release 3 Implementation Guide and tables, and updated Release 3 Tiered Implementation Schedule. (2/1/13)
Department of Labor Cracks Down on Delinquent Debts
KDOL has initiated a new program to help collect delinquent debts owed to the agency caused by unemployment insurance fraud. Through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), the Department may recover more than $27 million from debtors' federal income tax refunds. Read the release. (1/29/13)
Now Available: SIDES and SIDES E-Response
The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response allow companies to electronically respond to UI information requests from KDOL. This eliminates delays caused by mailing the documents. Sign-up on your Employer Login page. Learn more about SIDES and SIDES E-Response here.
Questions about an overpayment debt being sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Benefit Payment Control unit at (785) 296-3609.