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Kansas State University

Benefits Administration
Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6277 (Phone)
785-532-7693 (Benefits fax)
785-532-6095 (HR fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.(CST)

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

Classified employees in KPERS-covered positions participate in KPERS. Participation in KPERS retirement is mandatory at date of hire into a KPERS covered position.

Tier ITier II
Member DateContributing members on 7/1/2009Employees first employed on or after 7/1/2009
Vested employees who return to workActive members who return to employment on/after 7/1/2009
Employees in "year of service" 7/1/2008-6/30/2009 and are still employedFormer members who withdrew and begin new membership 7/1/2009 or after
Vesting5 years' contributions5 years' contributions
Contributions by Employees5% of gross pay6% of gross pay
Full Retirement EligibilityAge 65 plus 1 years' contributions
Age 62 plus 10 years' contributions
85 points (age plus contributions)
Age 65 plus 5 years' service
age 60 plus 30 years' service
Early Retirement EligibilityAge 55 plus 10 years' contributions with reduction in benefitsAge 55 plus 10 years' service with reduction in benefits


Related KSU Policy and Procedures Manual Chapter:
4810 Retirement Plans, Policies and Procedures

Other Retirement Plans
Optional Retirement Savings Plans