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Division of Human Resources-Newsletter

Topics included in the February 23, 2007 issue:

* HR Unit Name Change
* PPM Chapters Revised
* Employment Updates
* Employee Separation Checklist Change
* Accident/Injury Report (PER-17) Form

HR Unit Name Change
Classification Services has changed the name of their unit to Position Administration.  This change reflects the breadth of what is managed by Position Administration, including classified budget reconciliation, Fair Labor Standards Act review for unclassified and classified positions, organizational reviews, classification of civil service positions, essential functions determinations, and other position management functions.  The website has also been updated with expanded information on Position Administration.

PPM Chapters Revised
The PPM Chapter 4210, Position Management, Funding and Other Changes for Classified Positions, has been revised.  Changes include updating Position Administration’s name change from Classification Services, incorporation of forms changes and procedures, and expanded information on audits and position descriptions.

The PPM Chapter 4220, Hours of Work, Overtime, Overtime Pay and Compensatory Time, The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been revised.  Changes include updating Position Administration’s name change from Classification Services, incorporation of federal FLSA changes, and expanded information regarding the exempt status of classified and unclassified employees.

Employment Updates - Recruitment Advertising Discounts
Recently the State of Kansas announced an agreement with the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle Beacon to advertise at reduced rates for state agency job vacancies.  The savings for the discount volume rates represent a 54% discount on all Kansas City Star ads and 43% discount on all Wichita Eagle Beacon ads.  All ads will be submitted by Human Resources as usual and departments will have an opportunity to review and discuss the ad cost prior to publication and accept or decline the ad based on cost.  For additional information contact Cheryl Grice, Employment Services at (785) 532-6277.

Recent Update on KSU Application for Classified Employment
The question regarding felony conviction has been revised to read:  “Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a non traffic misdemeanor”?

Employee Separation Checklist Change
Employee Separation Checklist, PER-24 has been changed to reflect the revision of the retention period for K-State resources after separation detailed in the Kansas State University PPM Chapter 3450, K-State eID Policy and to advise employees to visit the Preparing to Leave K-State website.  The PER-24 may be found in various formats on the HR Forms page.

Questions about this change may be addressed to Julie Henton, Payroll and Employee Data, Division of Human Resources at (785) 532-6277.

Accident/Injury Report (PER-17) Form
The Accident/Injury Report (PER-17) form has been updated effective 02/2007.  The new form asks if the treating physician assigned any restrictions that would require job accommodations.

Questions should be addressed to the Benefits Administration section in the Division of Human Resources at (785) 532-6277 or e-mail: BENADMIN@K-STATE.EDU.

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.” Henry Ford

Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
Phone (785) 532-6277 Fax (785) 532-6095
Visit us on the web at http://www.ksu.edu/hr/

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February 23, 2007