What's Happening in HR
Human Capital Services
As we continue to advance our vision and goals for K-State 2025, strategic and transformative leadership is necessary. Effective July 1, 2014, the Office of Human Capital Services consolidated and integrated the human resource functions and services offered in the Office of Academic Personnel, Office of Institutional Equity and Division of Human Resources. The elevated level of service that results will take the development of our faculty and staff — K-State's greatest resource — to new heights.
Consent to Receive Your W-2 Form Electronically
The State of Kansas offers all State of Kansas employees the opportunity to consent, view, and print their W-2 form electronically through the State of Kansas Employee Self Service. For employees who have not yet consented, log on to the State of Kansas Employee Self Service web site and consent to receive your W-2 electronically. Employees are encouraged to review the electronic W-2 flyer (pdf) for information on how to consent and access W-2 information online. Note, as a State of Kansas employee you must access the State of Kansas web site. The electronic W-2 forms are not accessible through KSU HRIS Employee Self Service.
Currently W-2s for 2008-2013 are available on-line. W-2s for 2014 will be available early in January, 2015. Printed W-2s, for employees who do not consent to receive their information electronically, will be mailed in late January, 2015.
For employees who already consented this year or the previous year, no action is required. Reminder, employees who consent to receive their W-2 form electronically will not receive a paper W-2 form.
Terminated employees can consent and receive their W-2 form electronically up to 18 months after their termination date.
Deferred Compensation (457) Plan Changes
All K-State employees are eligible to enroll in the deferred compensation (457) plan offered by KPERS. Deferred compensation is a supplemental retirement savings option that allows employees to set aside pre-tax money to an annual contribution limit established by the IRS. Employees do not need to be benefit eligible to participate in this employee plan. Please note, this plan is solely funded by the employee, the University does not make contributions to this plan.
Starting in January 2015, Great-West Financial will begin providing plan administration, record keeping, education and communication for the KPERS 457 Retirement Plan. Great West is replacing ING/Voya at the end of the year, December 31, 2014.
Three meetings were held in Manhattan on December 3, 2014 for all current and future employees. If you were unable to attend one of these meetings, a recording will be available at www.kpers.org. Additional information is also available on http://www.kpers.org/tandem.html and our FAQs (pdf)
December 5, 2014 Employee Bonus
The Legislature approved a one-time $250 bonus for eligible employees to be included with the December 5, 2014 paycheck.
To receive the bonus, the employee must have a hire date as of, or prior to November 25, 2013 and have a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) from Monday, November 25, 2013 through Friday, November 21, 2014 within the same company (State of KS or K-State Student Union or Student Publications). Employees in multiple positions within the same company, that when combined is 1.0 FTE, are eligible. Employees on extended military or medical leave are eligible for the bonus. Employees hired effective November 26, 2013 or later and employees working less than full-time are not eligible to receive the bonus.
Questions may be directed to the Division of Human Capital Services at (785) 532-6277.
If the position is funded through a grant, refer to the Grant Funding and the one-time $250 bonus for eligible employees (pdf)