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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

November 23, 2010

Topics included in this issue:

Payroll & Employee Data Liaisons Updated

For your information, the HR web site has recently been updated and lists each of our Payroll and Employee Data liaisons with their assigned departments and colleges. You may view these pages to find your Human Resource contacts for hourly students, graduate students, classified and unclassified employees.

2011 Tax Treaty Renewal for Non-Residents

Each year non-resident employees who are eligible for tax treaty benefits must complete new forms in order to receive the benefits. (For example IRS Form 8233 and Appendix A for students or Appendix B for professors and teachers.) On November 15, 2010 a memo was sent to Personnel Specialists along with a listing of non resident employees who had tax treaty benefits in 2010. You may view this memo at In order for eligible employees to have tax treaty benefits begin with the first check in January 2011, the new forms must be returned to Human Resources by December 3, 2010. Questions may be referred to Patricia Schwandt or Frieda Beat, Payroll & Employee Data, (785) 532-6277.

2010 Discretionary Day - Reminder

The last day an employee may use their 2010 Discretionary Day is Saturday, December 25, 2010. Please remind eligible employees that the 2010 Discretionary Day will be forfeited if not used by that date.

To view only Discretionary Day balances, run the Leave Accruals Report; then select the "Discretionary Only" radio button within the report request parameters. Report Instructions are found at the following:

Employees may view Employee Self Service to determine if they still have a Discretionary Day available for use. To view, have the employee access the View Leave Balances page in Employee Self Service. If the words "Discretionary Day" appear on the View Leave Balances page, they have a Discretionary Day available.

For future reference, the 2011 Discretionary Day may be used any day from December 26, 2010 through December 24, 2011.

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


" Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness. " Ray Lyman Wilbur