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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6095 (fax)
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Human Resources Newsletter

February 17, 2012

Topics included in this issue:

HRIS/Employee Self Service Upgrade Scheduled for March 2012

To prepare for the HRIS/Employee Self Service Upgrade in March, please ensure the workstations within your department meet the necessary browser requirements for those using HRIS/Employee Self Service. The following web page provides browser requirements and how to determine current browser version.

HRIS/Employee Self Service Browser Requirements:

If anyone needs IT assistance with upgrading their browser, contact your departmental IT support staff or the IT Help Desk at or 785-532-7722.

HRIS Department Table

Department personnel specialists have VIEW access to the Department Table in HRIS. This access has been provided to ensure the Manager Position and KEAS Access Position(s) located within this table are current. The Manager Position identifies the unit head and is now being used by the Conflict of Interest Form Routing Process and the KEAS Access Position(s) are being used to designate employees/positions who have access to grant e-mail privileges and who receive a copy of the Welcome to K-State e-mail message for new employees.

Set Up HRMS > Foundation Tables > Organization > Departments

Corrections to this information may be sent to Frieda Beat at or Alma Deutsch at

State of Kansas Dependent Audit

The State Employee Health Plan is conducting an audit of dependent eligibility for health insurance. As a state agency, we are part of that audit and must provide documentation for dependents of employees whose records were not required at the time of health insurance activation or whose documentation was selected for verification. Proof of dependent eligibility has only been required within the past 4-5 years.

We have sent each employee a letter requesting specific documentation on dependents. Should you receive questions, you can help by reiterating both the importance of compliance and that the specific request for documentation on one or more of their dependents is required. Some employees who have multiple dependents covered by health insurance may be asked to provide only one of the family member.s documentation, or for documentation the employee believes was previously submitted, or both. Whatever the circumstance may be, what was requested is needed to send to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). We have previously submitted copies of all documentation we have on file.

The deadline for employees to submit documentation to Human Resources is March 15, 2012; we will provide these documents to KDHE shortly after that.

HR Staff Contact Information by Duty

To assist with contacting the correct HR staff member when you have questions, please refer to the following web site for detailed contact information:


" Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. " David M. Burns