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The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Workers Compensation Division has spent the last two years preparing to undergo a comprehensive digitization project. This project is being completed in two phases: planning (DigiComp) and implementation. DigiComp, the planning phase, was completed in October of 2016 with the selection and hiring of a vendor, CapTech Ventures, Inc., to build the new workers compensation system. Continue to monitor this webpage for updates.

OSCAR Update – July 2017

July has been a very productive month for the OSCAR project. Track 1 has completed. Track 2 is in the user testing phase. Tracks 3 and 4 are being developed. The Kansas Department of Labor’s IT staff visited CapTech’s Denver office for a week of onsite training. They are learning how to develop code for the new system, as well as, maintain and work with OSCAR after CapTech has completed the build of the system.

Four OSCAR update meetings were presented to the Workers Compensation in Wichita, Lenexa and Topeka. These meetings could also be attended by webinar for those that were unable to be present.

Lorax, the digital imaging project, had its official kick off on July 21st. Shirley Hasting created the logo.

Staff continues preparing dockets for scanning. BTCO, a Wichita digitization company, picked up over 300 boxes on July 18, 2017, to begin scanning. These boxes contained the 2011 prepared dockets. Once those documents are scanned and approved through a quality assurance process, additional boxes will be picked up and scanned.

The OSCAR Communications Team will continue to provide monthly updates of the status of the project and details regarding the new system. We welcome any questions or input, which can be sent to kdol.oscar@ks.gov.