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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 17, 2010

Topics included in this issue:

Benefits Expo October 7, 2010

The annual BENEFITS EXPO will be on October 7, 2010 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom with special events in Forum Hall. Representatives from Kansas Board of Regents voluntary and mandatory retirement providers, KPERS, health insurance providers, life insurance companies associated with K-State, and many other agencies will be available in the Ballroom from 10 am to 3 pm. on October 7, 2010.

OPEN ENROLLMENT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS will be held at 8:30 am and again at 3:30 pm in Forum Hall. The sessions are identical. This is an opportunity for employees to review changes in the Health Insurance for 2011. This is an invaluable session to help employees complete the October online open enrollment process.

At 10:30 am, TIAA-CREF Director Lori McGeehon Cathey will present a special session titled, "Understanding and Achieving Long-Term Financial Goals."

At 12:30 p.m., Mr. Alan Schuler, KPERS Field Representative for the State of Kansas, will present a pre-retirement session for all KPERS members. This is a valuable session to those in the KPERS retirement plan desiring information on KPERS calculations, time in service, and retirement dates. Employees within 5 years of their anticipated retirement will benefit most, but all are welcome.

Lafene Student Health Center will provide seasonal flu shots for $, check or credit card. The shots will be available in the Ballroom from 10 am - 3 pm.

Questions should be addressed to Stephanie Harvey at 532-6277 or email at

HRIS Deadlines

Just a friendly reminder, department personnel specialists are responsible for updating the following information on or before October 1, 2010.

  • Academic Rank
  • Contract Data
  • Education Data
  • Unclassified Data (i.e., tenure status/date, teaching and faculty senate standing)

Instructions for these processes:
Questions may be directed to your HR liaison at (785) 532-6277 or Alma Deutsch at (785) 532-1448.

K-State eID - Granting Privileges to new Employees

As a courtesy, please grant new employee privileges to those being hired (excluding hourly and graduate students) so they have immediate access to K-State e-mail and calendar, K-State Alerts emergency notification system, and other university resources.

Instructions on granting preliminary privileges to new employees can be found at


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