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KDOL working to replace decades-old unemployment system, clear backlog

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is taking the next step to modernize the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement Tuesday stating that the agency issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace the more than 40-year-old computer system.

“When I learned that the previous Administration abandoned efforts to modernize the state’s unemployment computer system in 2011, I immediately tasked the agency with reviving its modernization plans,” said Gov. Kelly. “Unfortunately, the pandemic hit, and the antiquated technology was unable to keep up with the record volume of claims. Today,

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