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KPERS Employer Manual Revised
About KPERS (PDF, 122KB) 6/21
Contacting KPERS (PDF, 194KB) 9/21
KPERS.org Public website (PDF, 484KB) 5/19
Designated Agent (PDF, 254KB) 4/19
Employer Web Portal (EWP) KPERS Employers Only (PDF, 315KB) 4/19
Membership - Non-School (PDF, 428KB) 11/21
Membership - School (PDF, 434KB) 9/21
Beneficiary (PDF, 163KB) 4/19
Member Benefits (PDF, 224KB) 4/19
Service Credit (PDF, 368KB) 9/21
Optional Group Life Insurance (OGLI) (PDF, 522KB) 1/22
Leaving Employment (PDF, 424KB) 2/20
Retirement - KPERS 1 (PDF, 437KB) 8/19
Retirement - KPERS 2 (PDF, 533KB) 3/19
Retirement - KPERS 3 (PDF, 312KB) 3/19
Adjustments to Prior Contributions (PDF, 111KB) 6/19
Service Quarters known before as Period of Service (PDF, 201KB) 6/19
Pay Reporting (PDF, 153KB) 2/20
Working After Retirement (PDF, 129KB) 11/20
Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) (PDF, 180KB) 1/22

Helpful Resources

Contribution Information

Employer Contribution Rates

What Compensation to Include in KPERS Contributions (June 2021; PDF, 55KB)

IRS Compensation Limits for KPERS Contributions (Jan 2021; PDF, 51KB)

OGLI Rates

Optional Group Life Insurance Rates: Member, Spouse, Child

QDRO Guidelines

When Members Divorce (QDRO Guidelines/Forms)

KP&F Manual

KP&F Employer Manual Revised 2/20 (PDF, 729KB)

Employer Audits

What is a KPERS audit? (PDF, 95KB)

Helpful Resources

Summer Pay for Retiring School Employees (Cheat Sheet) 4/21 (PDF, 59KB)

Retirement Checklist for Employers 4/17 (PDF, 163KB)

Online KPERS Account Flyer 11/16 (PDF, 143KB)

Leave of Absence Chart Revised 10/16 (PDF, 80KB)

Retirement System Plan Comparison 4/17 (PDF, 102KB)

Past Employer Communications

2017-18 Emails

Date Topic
Dec 13, 2018EWP Shutdown Weekend of Dec 15-16 (it's back up 12-17)
Dec 13, 2018Security Updates to EWP
Nov 20, 2018How You Can Prepare for Member Annual Statements
Nov 6, 2018Working After Retirement Lookup With File Upload is Back
Oct 31, 2018Top 3 Reasons to Sign Up for Workshop Webinars
Oct 26, 2018Returning from Leave of Absence (New from "The Basics" Video Series)
Oct 22, 2018Verify 2019 Service Quarters (Locals & Schools)
Oct 3, 2018Employer Workshop Webinars Open for Registration
Sep 17, 2018KPERS Membership Guide Error
Sep 5, 2018Invitation to Affiliate for OGLI (Employers w/o OGLI)
Aug 29, 2018Pre-retirement Seminars/Webinars in the Fall (forward to employees)
Aug 16, 2018Employer Workshop Seminar Open for Registration
July 26, 2018Let's Talk KPERS 3 - Sign up for for this Employer webinar
July 18, 2018More About KPERS Optional Life Open Enrollment (Local & School Employers Only)
July 9, 2018Register for GASB 75 Training Hosted By KPERS
June 12, 2018EWP Feedback. Take the Survey!
June 7, 2018Certify Rates for 2019 (Local Non-School Employers Only)
May 22, 2018Working After Retirement Rate Change 7/1/2018 (Schools)
May 21, 2018Contacting KPERS is Back to Normal
May 7, 2018Summer Pay is Ready (School Employers Only)
Apr 27, 2018New EWP Tips & Fixes (School Employer)
Apr 27, 2018New EWP Tips & Fixes (Local Employer)
Apr 19, 2018No Late Fees (New EWP)
Apr 13, 2018Browser for New EWP
Apr 6, 2018No Pay Report This Week (State)
Apr 3, 2018Only 4 Days Left!
Mar 21, 2018Come see KPERS New Employer Portal!
Feb 28, 2018Pre-retirement Webinars (For Employees)
Feb 27, 2018New Web Portal - What To Expect
Feb 8, 2018Member Annual Statements Go Electronic for All Employers
Feb 6, 2018Clarification of 30% Employer Rate For After Retirement
Feb 2, 2018Pre-retirement Seminars and Webinars Open (For Employees)
Feb 1, 201827 seconds to spare?
Jan 31, 2018GASB 68 Report Is Ready (Local Non-School)
Jan 25, 2018Retirement Info Center Announcement (Members)
Jan 24, 2018Using Summer Pay & Something New (Schools Only)
Jan 9, 2018Announcing the Online Retirement Information Center
Jan 8, 20182018 Compensation Limits & Compensation to Include
Jan 3, 2018Working After Retirement Overview & Links (KBOR, School & Local/State Employers)
Jan 2, 2018Off-Cycle Pay Periods Are Ready (Local & School Employers)
Oct 25, 2017Register for Workshop Webinars
Oct 20, 2017Verify Period of Service (Schools & Locals)
Oct 10, 2017Moratorium Has Ended (Non-School Locals)
Sep 19, 2017Benefit Estimate Request Form (KPERS-15E) Updated
Sep 14, 2017Have You Registered Yet? (Workshop Seminars/Webinars)
Sep 11, 2017Insurance Rate Moratorium Ending (Non-School Locals)
Aug 24, 2017Pre-Retirement Webinars (For Employees)
Aug 17, 2017Substitute Teachers and KPERS Membership (Schools)
Aug 15, 2017Employer Workshop Seminars and Webinars
Jul 27, 2017Fixing SSNs with a K-12
Jul 21, 2017OGLI Information Request (OGLI-Affiliated Employers)
Jul 5, 2017Certify Employer Contribution Rates (Local Non-Schools)
Jun 28, 2017Working After Retirement Details (Schools)
Jun 28, 2017Working After Retirement Details (KBOR)
Jun 28, 2017Working After Retirement Details (State & Local)
Jun 26, 2017New Working After Retirement Exemption (Board of Regents)
Jun 20, 2017Insurance Moratorium Extended to October
Jun 15, 2017The Budget Bill and KPERS
Jun 12, 2017 GASB 68 Report for FY2016 Restated (Schools & Locals)
Jun 6, 2017 Working After Retirement Heads-up (KBOR)
Jun 6, 2017 Working After Retirement Heads-up (Schools)
Jun 6, 2017 Working After Retirement Heads-up (State & Local)
May 23, 2017 Death Benefit and Service Credit Changes (KP&F)
May 23, 2017 Changes to Service Credit When Returning From Paid Leave (Police and Fire KPERS Members)
May 17, 2017 Registration for Preretirement Webinar (KPERS and KP&F)
May 15, 2017 Time to Get Set Up With Summer Pay (Schools)
May 9, 2017 How to Quickly Get KPERS Year-To-Date Earnings
Apr 14, 2017 KPERS Transfers to Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR)
Apr 10, 2017 Summer Webinar for Schools - Registration Open (Schools)
Mar 23, 2017 Working After Retirement Hard-to-Fill Positions Unchanged (Schools)
Feb 21, 2017 Pre-Retirement Webinars (For Employees)
Feb 7, 2017 Pre-Retirement Seminars and Webinars (For Employees)
Feb 2, 2017 GASB 68 Report Available (Local and Schools)
Jan 11, 2017 Governor's Budget Proposal Creates $600 Million Shortfall

2019-21 Emails

Date Topic
Oct 21, 2021Satisfaction Survey (leaves KPERS site - forward to members)
Oct 20, 2021Funding Webinar: Especially for Members (leaves KPERS site - forward to members)
Oct 20, 2021Verify Service Quarters (leaves KPERS site - Local and School Employers only)
Sep 8, 2021Employer Workshop Update (leaves KPERS site)
Aug 17, 2021KPERS 3 Employer Webinar (leaves KPERS site)
Aug 6, 2021Funding Ratio Improved (leaves KPERS site)
Aug 2, 2021A Great Way to Reward Employees (Employers w/o KPERS 457 ONLY - leaves KPERS site)
June 30, 2021Update: Compensation to Include Local Only (leaves KPERS site)
June 17, 2021Optional Life Enrollment Info (leaves KPERS site)
June 15, 2021KPERS 457 Webinar "Fiduciary Responsibility" (leaves KPERS site)
June 1, 2021Rate Change Schools and State only (leaves KPERS site)
May 27, 2021Summer Pay Is Ready  School Only (leaves KPERS site)
May 15, 2021Moratorium Passed. Action Needed.  Local Only (leaves KPERS site)
Apr 29, 2021Board of Trustees Election Last Chance #3  (leaves KPERS site) School Only
Apr 14, 2021Funding Webinar Announcement  (leaves KPERS site)
Apr 13, 2021Board of Trustees Election Reminder #2  (leaves KPERS site) School Only
Mar 30, 2021Pre-retirement Webinar Announcement (leaves KPERS site) KP&F
Mar 30, 2021Pre-retirement Webinar Announcement (leaves KPERS site) KPERS
Mar 30, 2021Board of Trustees Election Annc #1  (leaves KPERS site) School Only
Mar 26, 2021School Employer Rate Notification (leaves KPERS site) School Only
Mar 22, 2021Certify Local Contribution Rates (leaves KPERS site) Local Non-School Employers
Feb 19, 2021GASB 75 Report (leaves KPERS site)
Feb 2, 2021Info About Email Not From KPERS (leaves KPERS site)
Dec 30, 2020KP&F Pre-retirement Webinar Announcement (leaves KPERS site) KP&F Only
Dec 30, 2020KPERS Pre-retirement Webinar Announcement (leaves KPERS site) KPERS only
Dec 15, 2020Employer Contribution Rate Change Local, Non-School Employers
Dec 2, 2020Special Employer Webinar About Retirement
Nov 19, 2020Optional Life Bracket Changes Local, School and KBOR w/OGLI Only
Nov 6, 2020New KPERS role? Need a refresh? Join us! Two-Part New DA Workshop
Nov 5, 2020Pre-Retirement Webinar Announcement (leaving KPERS site) KPERS
Nov 5, 2020Pre-Retirement Webinar Announcement (leaving KPERS site) KP&F
Nov 3, 2020Survey Reminder (leaving KPERS site)
Oct 21, 2020When a Spouse Becomes a Member Employers w/Optional Life
Oct 21, 2020Communications Survey Invitation (leaves KPERS site)
Oct 20, 2020Time to Verify Service Quarters Locals and Schools
Oct 12, 2020Include Comp Time Locals and Schools
Oct 1, 2020Consider Being a Trustee. Here's How. (leaves KPERS site) Schools
Sep 17, 2020Employer Virtual Workshop Registration Is Open #3 (leaves KPERS site)
Sep 16, 2020Employer Virtual Workshop "Workshop info and another dose of good news!" #2 (leaves KPERS site)
Sep 15, 2020Employer Virtual Workshop "Need a dose of good news and positivity" #1 (leaves KPERS site)
July 2, 2020Handling Furloughs State Local
June 10, 2020Short Workshop Survey
May 26, 2020Summer Pay Is Here (School employers only)
April 24, 2020Optional Life Insurance & Leave (Employers with Optional Life only)
April 21, 2020Here's How to Report Wages During COVID-19 Locals / Schools
April 16, 2020COVID-19 Update: Pay Reporting Help Coming
April 9, 2020Adding Pre-Retirement Webinars
April 8, 2020COVID-19 Update: We're Still Here
April 6, 2020School Employer Rates Update
Mar 20, 2020WAR Suspensions for COVID
Mar 18, 2020KPERS Office Closing Info
Feb 19, 2020Certify Employer Contribution Rates (Local employers only)
Feb 13, 2020Pre-retirement Poster (Print and hang up)
Feb 6, 2020Year-To-Date Report Fixed (State and School Employers Only)
Feb 4, 2020GASB 68 Report Is Available
Feb 4, 2020Have you heard? Pre-retirement seminars are coming. (For Employees)
Jan 23, 2020Member Annual Statement Change (Employers Only)
Jan 15, 2020Webinar for New DAs and KPERS Contacts
Jan 2, 2020Last Chance for Pre-retirement Webinar (For Employees)
Dec 19, 2019Age Bracket Changes (Non-State Employers with Optional Life Insurance)
Dec 11, 2019Pre-retirement Webinars (For Employees)
Nov 26, 2019How to Prepare for Member Annual Statements
Oct 25, 2019End Date Reminder
Oct 16, 2019Don't forget to sign up for the Workshop Webinar
Oct 15, 2019Verify 2020 Service Quarters (School and Local Employers)
Oct 2, 2019KPERS Employer Workshop Webinar Registration
Sep 13, 2019Pre-retirement Seminar Poster to Remind Retiring Employees (Post it at work)
Sep 12, 2019You're Invited to the KPERS Employer Workshop (For ALL KPERS Employer Contacts)
Aug 22, 2019Pre-retirement Seminars and Webinars (For Employees)
Aug 13, 2019KPERS Employer Workshop Invitation (Designated Agents & Employer Contacts)
Aug 8, 2019KP&F Disability Medical Review Change Aug 15 (KP&F Only)
July 17, 2019Certify No Prearrangement Info (Hiring KPERS Retirees)
June 28, 2019Working-After-Retirement Rules Refresher
June 26, 2019New EWP Password Security Rules (Effective July 1)
June 20, 2019NEW! Report Moving-Expense Reimbursements as KPERS Compensation (Effective July 1)
June 14, 2019New KBOR Section (KBOR Employers Only)
May 28, 2019Register for Pre-Retirement Webinar (Fwd to Members)
May 14, 2019Summer Pay Is Ready (Schools Only)
Apr 30, 2019Summer Pay Resources (Schools Only)
Apr 2, 2019Certify Contribution Rates (Locals)
Mar 5, 2019Cheat Sheet: Summer Retirements for Schools (Schools Only)
Feb 11, 2019Pre-retirement Seminars Start Feb 25 (Forward to Employees)
Feb 11, 2019KP&F Workshops Start Feb 26 (KP&F Employers)
Feb 6, 2019GASB 68 Report Is Available
Feb 5, 2019Employer Education Survey
Jan 8, 2019New Adjustment Cap
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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]

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