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Benefits Eligibility

Employees are eligible for benefits when:

  • Faculty and Professional Staff (exempt and non-exempt) - appointed to either a full-time (1.0 FTE) or part-time (.5 FTE or more) regular position for at least 90 calendar days or more
  • University Support Staff (exempt and non-exempt) - appointed to either a full-time (1.0 FTE) or part-time (.5 FTE or more) regular position requiring at least 1,000 hours of compensable service per year

Employees appointed to positions with Federal benefits (e.g. retirement plan, health insurance, disability) may participate in these State of Kansas and Kansas State University programs: the Teachers and Employees Association (TEA) life insurance program, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, the State of Kansas Flexible Spending Account, and the Voluntary Tax Sheltered Annuity Program.

Please note: for health insurance purposes, .75 to 1.0 FTE are considered full-time.  .5 to .74 FTE are considered part-time.  This applies to all benefit eligible positions as described above.