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KDOL assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees. This facilitates compliance with labor laws while enabling advancement of the economic well-being of the citizens of Kansas.

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News and Alerts

KDOL Offices Closed Thursday, July 4th

Thursday, July 4th, is a national holiday. All KDOL offices, including the Unemployment Contact Center, will be closed. Offices will reopen on Friday, July 5th. Benefit payments may be delayed.

Bank of America Closing Topeka Locations

We are aware that the Bank of America Financial Centers located in Topeka will be closed as of the end of next month. While these locations will be permanently closed, there will still be three ATM locations remaining.
The remaining ATMs are located at:

  • Dillon's Plaza (910 NW 25th St.)
  • West Ridge Plaza (2100 SW Wanamaker)
  • Stormont Vail Healthcare (1500 SW 10th St.)

Claimants who receive their unemployment benefits on the Unemployment Debit Card will still be able to access their funds by:

  • Making purchases through signature or PIN-based transactions
  • Getting cash back at store point-of-sale locations
  • Withdrawing funds from an eligible fee-free ATM, as identified by Bank of America
  • Transferring funds to your personal bank account through Bank of America
  • Obtaining cash through bank tellers at any MasterCard-member bank

We also offer a Direct Deposit option for obtaining your unemployment benefits. Claimants can easily set up their direct deposit payments by logging into their unemployment account on our website.

For more information on the Unemployment Debit Card or how to set up Direct Deposit payments, go to https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/FAQs.aspx

You can also find Bank of America locations and hours on their website at https://locators.bankofamerica.com/ks/topeka/

Labor Market Report May 2019

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in
May. This was unchanged from April and up from 3.3 percent in May 2018. Read more here.

Direct Deposit of Unemployment Benefits Delayed

Direct deposit of unemployment insurance benefits filed from June 26, 2019 to June 30, 2019 will be delayed due to scheduled system maintenance.  Claims filed during that time frame will not be deposited into accounts until July 3, 2019. 

Secretary of Labor Delía García was Sworn In and Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Attends (June 5, 2019)

Today Kansas Labor Secretary Delía García was sworn in by Kansas Court of Appeals Chief Justice Karen Arnold-Burger. Governor Laura Kelly shared remarks on Secretary García’s leadership and recognized García’s mentor, American civil rights icon and labor leader, Dolores Huerta. Read more here.
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