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News and Alerts

Two New Directors Appointed to KDOL Leadership Team

Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Acting Secretary, Delía García, has selected Laurel Klein Searles to serve as Director of Unemployment Insurance and Julie Menghini as Director of Communications/Legislative Liaison for the agency. The appointments are effective immediately.

Acting Secretary García, believes they will be key members to the KDOL Leadership team. “By selecting Julie as the Communications Director and Legislative Liaison, we can draw upon her legislative and constituent services experiences and background in both human resources and communications to better serve Kansas citizens and businesses,” she said. “Laurel’s previous experience at KDOL allows her to hit the ground running as our new Unemployment Insurance Director. I am pleased to welcome her back to KDOL.” Read more here.

OSCAR Training Announcement

Future training sessions are planned for those interested in learning more about the Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR).

Dates, times and locations will be posted here in News and Alerts on the OSCAR Information Web page, announced in the Work Comp Connection newsletter and on the KDOL Facebook.

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Flachsbarth Named KDOL Deputy Secretary

Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Acting Secretary, Delía Garcia, has selected KDOL Unemployment Insurance Director, Brett Flachsbarth, to serve as the Deputy Secretary for the agency. His appointment is effective immediately. Read more.

Implementation of EDI Release 3.1

The Kansas Division of Workers Compensation will adopt the IAIABC Claims Release 3.1 Standard on November 29, 2018. The Kansas IAIABC R3.1 release date coincides with go-live of Kansas’ Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR). Kansas EDI data will be integrated into OSCAR and some of the new requirements in claims 3.1 are needed to support OSCAR functionality and processes. Please click here for more information.



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