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About Us

About The System

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The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Our Mission:

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System in its fiduciary capacity, exists to deliver retirement, disability and survivor benefits to its members and their beneficiaries.

What We Do:

KPERS administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees:

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
  • Kansas Police and Firemen's Retirement System
  • Kansas Retirement System for Judges

Our membership totals over 300,000 active, inactive and retired members. We also manage approximately $19 billion in assets for our members' benefits. The System also oversees KPERS 457, a voluntary deferred compensation plan for state employees and many local employees.


KPERS at a Glance (PDF, 321KB)

Affiliation with KPERS

Affiliated Employers

The Retirement System helps employers provide benefits for Kansas public servants including disability, death and retirement benefits.

List of Affiliated Employers


Becoming Affiliated

During the affiliation process, new affiliates must pay to have an actuarial study performed. The Retirement System coordinates the actuarial study.

For a complete affiliation packet or more details:

Legislation

KPERS is governed by the statutes of the State of Kansas. Check here during legislative sessions to see current bills related to KPERS. If you have questions about a legislative issue affecting the Retirement System, contact Jarod Waltner at [email protected] or 785-296-5949.

2018 Legislative Summary (Posted May 2018)

2018 Legislation Tracker
KPERS Bills Signed Summary KPERS Summary Testimony
2018 SB 260   KPERS financial audit; selecting auditing firm.
2017 HB 2419   State budget stabilization fund; transfers to the KPERS Trust Fund.
2018 HB 2441   KPERS financial audit; selecting auditing firm.
2018 HB 2444   Sudan divestment, repealing existing statues. HB 2444 Testimony (PDF 135KB)
2018 HB 2448   KP&F membership for Department of Corrections security officers. HB 2448 Testimony (PDF 914KB)
2018 HB 2623   Excluding noncovered employees on leave of absence from definition of employee.
2018 HB 2624   Eliminating annualization of legislative salary.
2018 HB 2594   Adding local jailers to the definition for KP&F membership; local option to include local jailers. HB 2594 Testimony (PDF 405KB)
2018 SB 342   Kansas cybersecurity act.
2018 SB 395   Setting a maximum final average salary for KPERS, KP&F, and Judges members hired after July 1, 2018. SB 395 Testimony (PDF 966KB)
2018 HB 2719   Amending the definition of "service-connected" in the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system. HB 2719 Testimony (PDF 141KB)
2018 HB 2720   Maximum retirement benefits for KP&F members. HB 2720 Testimony (PDF 157KB)
2018 HB 2764   Adding certain Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officers for membership in KP&F. HB 2764 Testimony (PDF 449KB)
2018 HB 2772   Prohibiting certain organizations and associations from being a KPERS eligible employer
2017 HB 2266   Allowing retirants who retire from two plans under KPERS to receive an additional lump-sum death benefit. HB 2266 Summary (PDF 80KB)
2017 HB 2283   Providing for state income taxation of retirement contributions by certain employees of the State Board of Regents. HB 2283 Summary (PDF 102KB)
2017 HB 2323   Providing a post-retirement benefit increase (COLA) for certain retirants of KPERS. HB 2323 Summary (PDF 105KB)
2017 HB 2331   Kansas cybersecurity act. HB 2331 Summary (PDF 107KB)
2017 Sub HB 2332   Revisions to membership of the information technology executive council.
2017 Sub HB 2359   Kansas cybersecurity act.
2017 SB 161   Allotments; requiring the governor and secretary of administration to act under certain circumstances. SB 161 Summary (PDF 103KB)
2017 SB 213   Providing for state income taxation of retirement contributions by certain employees of the State Board of Regents. SB 213 Summary (PDF 99KB)
2017 SB 227   Providing a post-retirement benefit increase (COLA) for certain retirants of KPERS. SB 227 Summary (PDF 102KB)
2017 SB 241   Maximum retirement benefits for KP&F members. SB 241 Summary (PDF 75KB) SB 241 Testimony (PDF 157KB)
2017 SB 242   Amending the definition of "service-connected" in the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system. SB 242 Testimony (PDF 141KB)
2017 SB 250   Excluding members of the legislature and other elected officials from membership in KPERS
Additional Legislative Resources
Presentations & Testimony

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]