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Kansas State University

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

June 22, 2012

Topics included in this issue:

Verification/Updates in HRIS

Verification and/or Updates in HRIS: Academic Rank, Contract Data and Unclassified Data (Tenure and Faculty Senate Status)

It is a good practice to update academic rank, contract data and unclassified data (tenure and faculty senate status) when changes occur. Each year, for major administrative fiscal year reports, data needs to be verified and/or updated by October 1.

Process and Report Instructions:

Questions may be referred to your department's Human Resources, Payroll & Employee Data liaison at (785) 532-6277.

Important: July 31 Deadline Approaching for $480 Health Insurance Discount

We recently received notice that 1662 K-State employees have not fully completed the steps needed to qualify for the $480 discount on their 2013 health insurance premiums. We are sending each of them a letter at their home address with this information and steps to take if they want to qualify for the voluntary discount next year by the July 31 deadline. You can help with the reminder by printing and displaying this poster in your workplace: (pdf).

HR staff cannot view an employee's record so we have no way of knowing exactly what steps they still need to take to qualify for the discount. Employees should refer to the letter we sent for instructions or find more information at

For assistance with the Health Portal,, employees should contact the portal help desk toll-free at 1-888-275-1205 (option 9).

Employment Reminder

Remember to encumber funds if necessary for any outstanding ad cost or pre-employment drug screening for Classified hires.


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