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KPERS

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Employees working in KPERS covered positions (regularly scheduled to work 630 hours or more) are eligible for membership in the State retirement plan known as KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System).  For all eligible employees, KPERS membership is automatic when you’re hired, and membership starts on your first day. When the time comes, KPERS pays out retirement benefits.

Create an online account at www.kpers.org to track your account details, appoint and update  beneficiaries, estimate your retirement benefit and view your membership guide.

If you’re nearing retirement:

Be sure to plan ahead. Visit the KPERS Retirement info center at https://kpers.org/retire/index.html   Review the KPERS Pre-Retirement Planning Guide, including a KPERS Retirement Checklist.

Communicate with KPERS directly. Attend a KPERS pre-retirement seminar or webinar, schedule an in-person meeting with KPERS, and/or call the KPERS InfoLine 1-888-275-5737  M – F, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Other benefits while you work:

Go to www.kpers.org and select your membership group for more about the other KPERS benefits:

  • Disability

  • Death

  • Surviving Spouse

  • Life Insurance (basic & optional)