Visitors to State of Kansas websites may experience brief disruptions in service this weekend. The Office of Information Technology Services will be performing equipment upgrades that will result in services being completely unavailable between 8-9 a.m. and which may cause brief disruptions in service from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10.
The work will affect all state agency websites, including www.ksdot.org, www.kandrive.org and the 511 phone system. The Department of Labor unemployment insurance benefit site, www.getkansasbenefits.gov, will be affected. Claimants may still file weekly claims by calling the following numbers: Kansas City, 913/287-6913; Topeka, 785/296-4337; and Wichita 316/269-0633. The KSWebFile site, which allows people to file their taxes online, also will be affected by Saturday’s outage.
All websites should be operating normally by Sunday, Jan. 11. The upgrades should provide more reliable internet service for state employees and Kansas residents.
What does this mean to you?
You will not be able to view the websites from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday. For the rest of the day, if you are able to view the KDOT websites, such as Kandrive, it means they are working. If you're unable to view them, keep checking back as the disruption should not be that long.