Division of Human 
Topics included in the August 29, 2003 issue:

*GTA/GRA Health Insurance-Open Enrollment Period Extended
*Minnesota Life Insurance Company - 2003 Benefits Fair
*Workers' Compensation - Mercy West
*Help Desk: New Name, E-mail, Hours
*Employee Self Service Demonstration Poster for Department Bulletin Boards
*K-State eID (electronic ID and Password)
*Appointment Form Change

GTA/GRA Health Insurance - Open Enrollment Period Extended
The Division of Personnel Service, Kansas Department of Administration, has advised that the Fall 2003 open enrollment period for GTA/GRA health insurance has been extended to September 9, 2003.

Questions should be addressed to the Division of Human Resources at 785-532-6277.

Minnesota Life Insurance Company - 2003 Benefits Fair
The Division of Human Resources has arranged for a representative from Minnesota Life Insurance Company to make a life insurance presentation at the Benefits Fair on October 1, 2003. This presentation will highlight the recent changes to our basic term life insurance and supplemental life insurance plans offered to all employees by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Exact times and locations will be featured in the Benefits Fair flyer to be published in September and in a memorandum accompanying the health insurance open enrollment materials.

This presentation is in addition to those scheduled in Manhattan on September 8, 2003 (see HR Newsletter of August 15, 2003).

Questions should be addressed to the Division of Human Resources at 785-532-6277.

Workers' Compensation - Mercy West
Effective September 1, 2003, KSU employees working in Manhattan and the surrounding area who need medical care for a job-related injury or illness are to seek medical care as follows:

  1. Life threatening injury or illness - call 911 or report directly to the Emergency Room - Mercy Regional Health Center, 1823 College Avenue.
  2. Non-life threatening injury or illness - treated at Occupational Health - Mercy West, 315 Seth Child Road, from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. For non-life threatening injuries or illnesses occurring on other days of the week or times of day, call the 24-hour Occupational Health Hot Line at 785-323-6000 or toll free at 866-323-6003.

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

Help Desk: New Name, E-mail, Hours
The new name is now official -- the K-State IT Help Desk. The official e-mail address is now (the well-known will route to the new address). The K-State IT Help Desk provides support for issues pertaining to the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and also provides support on issues pertaining to desktop security, K-State eID and associated password, e-mail concerns and software viruses.

The K-State IT Help Desk has extended hours of operation. Walk-in support is the same as Hale Library's hours. Phone and e-mail support is 7 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-10 p.m. Sunday.

Employee Self Service Demonstration Poster for Department Bulletin Boards
On the following Web page there is a poster you may print and post on your department bulletin boards. To print the poster, select Employee Self Service Demonstration Schedule in Poster format (PDF). Please encourage all employees to attend one of these demonstrations to become familiar with Employee Self Service.

K-State eID (electronic ID and Password)
Thank you for assisting new employees with creating their K-State eID and password. This process has gone well thanks to all of YOU. Most snags occur when an employee doesn't complete the K-State Affiliation step in the process or when the e-mail address is incorrect on the appointment form. The K-State Affiliation step begins on page 11 of the K-State eID-New Employee Registration instructions found on the following Web page:

Appointment Form Change
The Appointment Form (PER-38)(PDF) for use with Classified/Unclassified appointments has been changed slightly to alter the location of the eID and Preferred Name fields. Access the revised form on the Division of Human Resources Forms page: http: //

"The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you're certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself." -- Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
Phone (785) 532-6277 Fax (785) 532-6095
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Division of Human Resources email   103 Edwards Hall  Manhattan, KS 66506-4801  8 a.m.-5 p.m.  (785) 532-6277
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September 2, 2003