University Support Staff Retirement
KPERS RETIREMENT FOR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES:
The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) was established in 1961 for State of Kansas public employees to provide a defined benefit pension plan. KPERS membership is mandatory for all employees in eligible positions regardless of age.
Employees become members at the time of employment and begin contributing to KPERS. Employee contributions are fixed by statute at 6% of gross compensation, and are excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes. Employer contributions may fluctuate depending on the funding needs of KPERS. Interest earned Is credited annually.
After five years of KPERS service credit, employees are vested in the KPERS retirement system, and they are guaranteed a monthly benefit for the rest of their life after retirement.
LEAVING KPERS BEFORE RETIREMENT
If you leave covered employment, you can choose to withdraw your contributions plus interest. You will give up all Retirement System rights and benefits, and employer contributions made on your behalf stay with the Retirement System. The decision to withdraw could affect your financial future, especially if you have many years of public service and accumulated contributions.
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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
*Unclassified employees looking for the benefits they receive from KPERS should look here.