The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System in its fiduciary capacity, exists to deliver retirement, disability and survivor benefits to its members and their beneficiaries. KPERS administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees:
Our membership totals over 289,000 active, inactive and retired members. We also manage approximately $17 billion in assets for our members' benefits. The System also oversees KPERS 457, a voluntary deferred compensation plan for state employees and many local employees.
Would you like to estimate how much you will make from your KPERS retirement when you retire? Are you vested? When are you eligible for retirement? A KPERS representative will be on campus providing One-on-One counseling/account review sessions to help you answer these and any other KPERS related questions.
|Tuesday, 1 May 2018||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM*||Rhatigan Student Center||Meeker Room 238|
|Wednesday, 2 May 2018||8:30 AM - 3:00 PM *||Rhatigan Student Center||Meeker Room 238|
* Appointments required.
To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please include your name, myWSU ID, and your preferred date/time. A Human Resources Total Rewards representative will respond with a confirmation.
The process can seem intimidating but if you have all your ducks in a row, its not bad at all. Use thislist to navigate the retirement process.
It’s a good idea to request a benefit estimate now so you have an idea of how much retirement income you can expect. You can calculate an estimate in your KPERS account. This calculator uses your own account info and lets you save estimates for later. We also have a generic calculator that you can use, but it won’t have your personal info. You’ll have to enter it on your own. If you prefer the old-fashioned route, you can request a Benefit Estimate and we’ll do it for you. Keep in mind, estimates are just estimates. They can vary from your actual monthly benefit, which won’t be calculated until you apply for retirement.
KPERS & KP&F: 1st day of month, must be off payroll.
Remember, your service quarters round up or down. Two quarters round up up to equal on year of service. Working even a few extra days may push you into the next quarter and help boost your maximum monthly benefit. Contact KPERS if you need help! Email email@example.com or call toll-free 1-888-275-5737.
KPERS hosts both in-person seminars and online webinars that cover retirement topics. If you're within 5 years of retirement, these events will help you decide the best time to retire and the steps to get you there. They cover:
See the full schedule of seminars to find one near you.
Register by logging into to your online KPERS account (https://www.kpers.org/), and click on "Seminar Registration" on the left side of your screen, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call KPERS toll-free at 1-888-275-5737.
2018 KPERS In-Person Seminar at Wichita State University:
|KPERS||Tuesday, March 13, 2018||6:30 PM-8:00 PM||
WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metroplolitan Complex
|Robert Lowe Auditorium||Park on the West side|
|KP&F||Tuesday, March 13, 2018||6:30 PM-8:00 PM||
WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metroplolitan Complex
(29th & Oliver)
|Room #138||Use East-side Door D|
Getting ready to retire? KPERS is offering quarterly KPERS and KP&F pre-retirement webinars. They'll cover the same information as their in-person spring seminars.
REGISTER HERE (https://www.kpers.org/active/preretirement.html#seminar)
2018 KPERS Pre-Retirement Webinar Dates & Times:
• Live web-based video conference
• Lasts about an hour with a Q&A session afterward
• For KPERS 1 and 2, or KP&F members within five years of retirement
• Pre-registration is required
• Choosing a retirement date
• How to calculate your benefit
• Steps in the process
• Payment options
• Life insurance
Is retirement years away? Or is it right around the corner?
Either way, you should have information at your fingertips to be prepared for this milestone event.
Now you have it!
If you’re thinking about retirement, you can learn about how KPERS retirement works all in one place. If you’re close enough to retirement to think about the details, you now have easy-to-get, straight-forwards answers at the new online KPERS Retirement Info Center (https://www.kpers.org/retire/index.html.) Click through it at home. Go through it with your spouse. Simple and informative.
(Information can be found at https://www.kpers.org/active/preretirement.html#seminar.)
• Toll-free, 1-888-275-5737
Updated: 2/13/18 SP