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The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) is a state agency that administers retirement benefits for employees of the state of Kansas. The KPERS web site is intended as an information resource and medium of communication for members and visitors. The privacy of its members is a priority for KPERS personnel and staff.
KPERS does not collect or track individually identifiable information directly through its web site. The sole exception is when individuals provide personal information via electronic mail message or request forms for purposes of soliciting a response from KPERS personnel. Generic information from server logs may be used to track the number of hits to the site, the types of browser software used, and the routes through the site taken by visitors. This information is used solely for analyzing the overall use of the web site for the purpose of improving service to our members.
Electronic Mail Requests
Visitors and members should be cautious when sending electronic mail containing sensitive and confidential information. Electronic mail should not be considered secure. For maximum security, if visitors are e-mailing about a specific account, include only the member's name and the last four digits of the member’s Social Security number. As an alternative, visitors should consider sending requests and questions by postal mail.
Benefit calculators are designed to give only an estimate of a member’s benefit. Benefit calculators are not linked to member data files. The calculators estimate benefits solely on information entered. The accuracy of an estimate depends on the accuracy of information entered. Members should not make decisions based on this estimate alone. All information should be confirmed with KPERS before selecting a retirement option. Members planning to retire should request a written estimate from KPERS by completing and submitting a Retirement Benefit Estimate Request form (KPERS-15E).
Accuracy of Information
The KPERS web site is intended as an information resource and medium of communication for members. KPERS makes reasonable efforts to ensure that information on the web site is complete, accurate and timely. KPERS makes no express or implied warranty regarding such information or data, and disclaims liability to persons or entities who rely solely on information or data that is available through this web site. KPERS personnel are available for questions and requests. Members or visitors may request information directly from KPERS personnel at any time by e-mail or submitting a request form.
Use of Information
The information available on this web site is not intended to constitute, and should not be considered, legal advice, nor is it intended to substitute for obtaining legal advice from independent legal counsel.
The content of this web site is not designed or intended to provide authoritative financial, accounting, investment, or other professional advice. If expert assistance is required, the services of a qualified professional should be sought.
KPERS does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or outside documentation referenced in this web site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.
Links to Other Sites
As a convenience, KPERS occasionally provides links to governmental, or other sites believed to be useful or of interest to visitors. Visitors should be aware that selecting a link results in leaving the KPERS web site. Linked sites are not under KPERS’ control, and KPERS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. KPERS is not responsible for any transmission received from a linked site. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by KPERS of the site, its content, advertisers or sponsors. External sites may contain information that is copyrighted with restrictions on reuse. Permission to use copyrighted materials must be obtained from the original source and cannot be obtained from KPERS.
This policy is subject to change; therefore, it is recommended that individuals refer back to this statement periodically.