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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
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Human Resources Newsletter

October 25, 2013

Topics included in this issue:

2014 Health Insurance Open Enrollment . Ends Next Thursday

Personnel Specialists: Please remind employees that health insurance open enrollment ends in less than a week on Thursday, October 31, 2013. For those who have not completed open enrollment, steer them to the 2014 K-State Open Enrollment Site for instructions, or they can go directly to

Please Post Vote Flyer

Personnel Specialists: Please print and post the flyer (pdf) in order to provide classified employees information about the upcoming vote regarding the conversion of classified positions to University Support Staff.

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 3, 2013


Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11

The university is open on Veteran's Day and classes are in session. However, it is a recognized holiday for employees who earn vacation leave. Nine month instructional employees (faculty) do not earn vacation leave; therefore, it is not a recognized holiday for these employees. Veteran's Day Time and Leave Scenarios (pdf)

The Return of the 27th Paycheck

Calendar Year 2015 will have 27 paychecks (due to the Holiday of 1/1/16 being paid on 12/31/15) which will impact employees in 2015 — however, FY16 (July, 2015 – June, 2016) still has only 26 paychecks — July and Dec of 2015 are the only two months to have 3 paychecks in that fiscal year.

Fiscal Year 2017 will have 27 paychecks because July, 2016; Dec, 2016; and June, 2017 will all have 3 paychecks — resulting in 27 paychecks for the fiscal year.


" No one has ever become poor by giving. "
Anne Frank, Holocaust diarist (1929-1945)