Kan. Admin. Regs. § 50-4-2 - Limitations and procedures concerning disclosure

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 25, June 23, 2022

(a) Information obtained from any worker, employing unit, or other persons or groups pursuant to the administration of employment security law shall not be disclosed, directly or indirectly, in any manner revealing the individual's or employing unit's identity, except in the following circumstances:
(1) Information shall be disclosed by telephone, in person, or in writing to the individual or employing unit that furnished the requested information or to the lawful representative, if the individual, employing unit, or representative is properly identified in a manner that insures the identity of the individual, employing unit, or representative.
(2) Information shall be disclosed to any claimant, employing unit, or designated representatives at a hearing before the secretary or a hearing pursuant to K.S.A. 44-709, and amendments thereto, concerning the payment or denial of benefits if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The requested information relates to the payment or denial of benefits.
(B) The information is to be used by the claimant or employing unit to aid in the preparation of evidence to be presented at a hearing before the secretary or a hearing pursuant to K.S.A. 44-709, and amendments thereto, concerning the payment or denial of benefits.
(C) The request is on a form provided by the secretary.
(D) If the information is to be disclosed to a representative of the claimant or employing unit, the claimant or employing unit designates the representative in writing on the form furnished by the secretary.
(3) Information shall be disclosed to officers or employees of an agency of the federal government or a state, territorial, or local government in the performance of their public duties, upon written request and on a form provided by the secretary, if the following conditions are met:
(A) The written request specifies the information desired.
(B) The written request states that the requested information will not be released or published in any manner. The introduction of any information disclosed as evidence at a public hearing or as part of a record available to the public shall constitute publication.
(4) Information shall be disclosed upon written request of either of the parties or their representatives for the purpose of administering or adjudicating a claim for benefits under the provisions of any other state benefit program if both of the following conditions are met:
(A) The written request is accompanied by a subpoena or order for records production from an administrative law judge or other official.
(B) The written request states that the requested information will not be released or published in any manner. The introduction of any information disclosed as evidence at a public hearing or as part of a record available to the public shall constitute publication.
(5) Information shall be disclosed as required by any other statute of the federal government or the state of Kansas if the request for information is in writing and the statutory authorization for the release of the requested information is cited in the written request.
(b) Information disclosing the identity of a claimant or employing unit may be used in criminal or civil court proceedings brought by the state of Kansas or secretary of human resources pursuant to the enforcement of the employment security act.
(c) General information concerning employment opportunities, employment levels and trends, and labor supply and demand may be released if no information disclosing the claimant's or employing unit's identity is included.
(d) In all cases in which an application for information is granted, the information shall be furnished in written form.
(e) Requests for information shall be made to the unemployment insurance claims office where the claim was filed or the administrative office in Topeka, Kansas. Forms for requests for information, which by this regulation shall be supplied by the secretary, shall be made available through the unemployment insurance claims office or the administrative office in Topeka, Kansas.
(f) The secretary may require reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in furnishing the requested information, unless the following conditions are met:
(1) The information is furnished to a claimant or employing unit pursuant to an unemployment insurance claim.
(2) Federal or state law specifically requires the information to be furnished without cost to the individual or agency requesting the information.
(g) An individual may request individual wages to be reported by completing an "application for individual wages" and presenting that individual's social security card and one picture identification card.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 50-4-2
Authorized by K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 44-714(a); implementing K.S.A. 1999 Supp 44-714(f); effective May 1, 1980; amended May 1, 1988; amended Feb. 16, 2001.

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