HR Newsletter

Topics included in the September 14, 2001 issue:

*Seminar - Health Insurance Open Enrollment, Plan Year 2002
*Retirement Counseling
*Learning Quest Program

Seminar Health Insurance Open Enrollment, Plan Year 2002
REMINDER: The Division of Human Resources will be conducting seminars, for personnel specialists, to discuss changes in the State of Kansas health insurance plans and flexible spending accounts for calendar year 2002.

The seminars will be conducted:

September 25, 2001 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. K-State Student Union 212

September 26, 2001 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. K-State Student Union 212

The changes for 2002 are significant; therefore, everyone involved in assisting employees with health insurance enrollment is encouraged to attend one of the seminars.

To register, please e-mail, with your name, department name, and selected seminar date.

Questions should be addressed to either R. J. Steelsmith or Joe Younger at (785) 532-6277, or e-mail:

Retirement Counseling
To assist faculty in planning for retirement opportunities, Dr. Orlan Buller, previous faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics, has again been appointed to a part-time position. He has held this position for the past four years. He is available to provide individual retirement counseling during this fall and spring semesters on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, or by appointment. His office is located in the Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall, Room D-104.

Retirement counseling can include topics such as The Senior Scholar Retirement Program, which includes: the Senior Scholar Position and the Phased Retirement Program. Also, information is available about the many options from the Kansas Board of Regents retirement plan providers.

You may contact Orlan Buller by calling the Division of Human Resources at (785) 532-6277 or (785) 532-1873 or (785) 532-1097 or by e-mail:

Learning Quest Program
Tim Shallenburger, Kansas State Treasurer, will make a presentation on September 18, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., in K-State Student Union Room 212, about the Learning Quest Program. Learning Quest is the State of Kansas education savings program administered by American Century Investment Company.

This program offers an easy way to invest for a college education by providing the advantage of tax-deferred earnings growth and reduced taxes on withdrawal. Contributions are made on an after-tax basis.

Please advise your department employees of this presentation. Pre-registration is not required.

Thank you very much for helping to get the word out about Learning Quest.

Questions should be addressed to Joe Younger, Division of Human Resources, at (785) 532-6277.

"The strongest of all warriors are these two Time and Patience."

--Leo Tolstoy

Division of Human Resources   103 Edwards Hall  Manhattan, KS 66506-4801  (785) 532-6277
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December 18, 2001