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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6095 (fax)
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Human Resources Newsletter

November 23, 2011

Topics included in this issue:

2011 Discretionary Day - Reminder

The last day an employee may use their 2011 Discretionary Day is Saturday, December 24, 2011. Please remind eligible employees that the 2011 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. If the words "Discretionary Day" appear on the View Leave Balances page, they have a Discretionary Day available.

For future reference, the 2012 Discretionary Day may be used any day from December 25, 2011 through December 22, 2012.

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

2012 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. (IRS Form 8233 and Appendix A for students or Appendix B for professors and teachers.) On November 14, 2011 an email was sent to nonresident treaty eligible employees. Personnel Specialists were emailed a memo along with a listing of non resident employees who had tax treaty benefits in 2011. You may view this memo at In order for eligible employees to have tax treaty benefits begin with the first check in January 2012, the new forms must be returned to Human Resources by December 2, 2011.

Questions may be referred to Patricia Schwandt at (785) 532-1881 or Frieda Beat at, (785) 532-1884.


" Wishing you and yours a happy holiday" " The staff of the Division of Human Resources