State Treasurer Jake LaTurner announces operation plans for Kansas State Treasurer’s Office during government shutdown
Topeka— In response to the Governor’s order that state agencies shut down nonessential operations beginning March 23th and continuing through April 3rd, The Kansas State Treasurer’s Office (STO) will continue to serve in its capacity as the state bank.
“The STO will continue to operate in partnership with the Department of Administration to support other State agencies with mission essential functions,” stated Treasurer LaTurner. “As we learn which essential functions agencies plan to carry out we are responding accordingly.”
At this time, STO has enabled services with its banking partner to allow state agencies to make deposits directly to bank branches via drive-through services and will continue servicing ACH payments and wire transfers.
The STO will also continue to service bonds, making payments to bondholders for any bond payments that occur provided that funds have been remitted to the office from the issuer and, in the event of principal payments, the bond or temporary note certificate has been submitted to the office in accordance with the bond or note documentation.
For municipalities in the State of Kansas, the STO will be sending the regular monthly distribution for sales and compensating use tax, community development, and transportation development district tax early. The payment was previously scheduled to settle on March 30th and will now settle in the accounts on March 25th. Municipalities who receive this distribution will receive email notification of these payments on Friday, March 20th.
The Unclaimed Property division of the STO will offer limited services for the next two weeks. Kansans can search online for claims via the STO website www.kansascash.ks.gov where many claim requests can be submitted online. Claim packets can also be requested via email or postal mail. However, claim processing and payments will be delayed.
The STO will utilize this time to further enhance its teleworking plans so that services may return in full without sacrificing the health and safety of its employees or customers.