Sixty-six employees have been furloughed at the Kansas Department of Labor due to the federal government shutdown, according to a KDOL news release.
The department has a shortage of funding to pay administrative personnel because of the lack of an appropriations bill for the federal fiscal year 2014, a spokesman said recently.
The employees were laid off Saturday night, Oct. 5. Sixty-three of the employees are in the Topeka office, while two were from the Wichita office and one from the Great Bend office.
The KDOL spokesman said unemployment insurance benefits will continue to be processed and employers need to submit quarterly wage reports as usual.
Also, the workers compensation division will continue its regular operations and appeal hearings.
However, the KDOL is delaying the monthly Kansas Labor Report until further notice, according to the spokesman. Labor statistics updates are on hold.