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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6277
785-532-6095 (fax)
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Human Resources Newsletter

March 20, 2009

Topics included in this issue:

New Federal Tax Tables used in calculating March 20, 2009 pay check

The March 20, 2009 pay check was calculated using the new federal withholding tax tables. This will generally reduce the amount of federal withholding and therefore increase your net check.

The new tax tables, prescribed by the Department of Treasury, reflect the Making Work Pay credit and other changes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

If you do not want to have your federal withholding reduced, you may want to file a new Form W-4 using Employee Self Service. You may claim fewer withholding allowances or request additional amounts to be withheld. For additional help, get IRS Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding? Or visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov and use the "Withholding Calculator."

State income tax withholding will not change. Questions may be directed to Julie Henton at jkhenton@ksu.edu or at (785) 532-1883.

Summer Transaction Training

The Division of Human Resources will be offering one-on-one training sessions this year for personnel specialists who would like assistance with completing personnel transactions for summer. Information covered in the sessions will include:

  • Effective Dates and Submission Due Dates for Summer
  • Processing Funding Updates for Fiscal Year
  • Processing Hourly Student, Graduate Student and Unclassified Summer Transactions
  • Summer Benefits

HR staff is currently in the process of updating summer training information on the HR web page.

There are no major changes with regard to processing personnel transactions this year. New personnel specialists or those who need a refresher course are encouraged to schedule this training.

Please contact Kristi Fronce (fronce@ksu.edu) or Connie Jordan (cjordan@ksu.edu) at (785)532-6277 to schedule a training session with HR staff.

Foreign National Workshop

A Foreign National Workshop is being conducted jointly by International Student and Scholar Services and Division of Human Resources. This workshop is similar to the one that was presented in August 2007. If you are new at processing appointments for foreign national employees or would like a refresher course we would encourage you to attend. The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the International Student Center.

Topics of Discussion
  • Types of Employment based on Immigration Status
  • Employment Limitations
  • Work Permit Requirements
  • Obtaining Social Security Numbers
  • Completing Form I-9
  • Determining Tax Status
  • Tax Treaties
  • Q&A

Presenters: Maria Beebe — International Student and Scholar Services
Frieda Beat — Division of Human Resources

Registration may be done by one of the following methods:

  1. HRIS Self Enrollment — http://www.as.ksu.edu/HRIS
  2. E-mail training@ksu.edu. Please include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title as well as course number (WHR082) and session (0002).

If you have questions please contact Frieda Beat frieda@ksu.edu.

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