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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

September 3, 2010

Topics included in this issue:

Direct Deposit becomes mandatory September 17 for State of Kansas Employees

September 17th will be the last paper paycheck. Effective immediately, all new hire transactions must include a direct deposit form or a paycard enrollment, prior to our office processing the hire. Employees can still make future direct deposit changes online in HRIS/Employee Self Service.

There are two Hot Topics with helpful links on the Division of Human Resources' home page regarding this issue. More information can also be found at: Please direct employees interested in the Skylight Paycard to our office at 103 Edwards Hall. We appreciate all your efforts in assisting our employees with this transition.

Addition to the HR Staff

We are pleased to announce that Arlandro (Lane) Mayfield joined our staff on Monday, August 30, 2010 as the Human Resource Professional I in Benefits Administration. She will be responsible for KPER's retirement, Worker's Compensation and life insurance. She can be reached by email at or by phone at (785) 532-1873. Please help us welcome Lane to our department and to K-State.

Updating Unclassified Data in HRIS

Unclassified Data needs to be updated by Friday, September 24, 2010. Tenure date/status, faculty senate standing, and graduate faculty status reside on this page.
Instructions: (pdf)

Verifying/Updating Academic Rank in HRIS

Academic rank needs to be verified and updated by October 1, 2010.

Setting up Subunits in HRIS

Subunits divide department positions/employees into groups. After establishing subunits, time and leave may be recorded by subunit and various reports may be run and printed by subunit.
Instructions: (pdf)

Questions may be directed to your HR liaison at (785) 532-6277 or Alma Deutsch at, (785) 532-1448.


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