Toll-free: 1-888-275-5737 or Topeka: 785-296-6166

About Us

About The System

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The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Our Mission:

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System in its fiduciary capacity, exists to deliver retirement, disability and survivor benefits to its members and their beneficiaries.

What We Do:

KPERS administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees:

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
  • Kansas Police and Firemen's Retirement System
  • Kansas Retirement System for Judges

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.

KPERS at a Glance (PDF, 321KB)

Opportunities with KPERS

Affiliated Employers

Current KPERS affiliated employers

Becoming Affiliated

The Retirement System helps employers provide benefits for Kansas public servants including disability, death and retirement benefits.

During the affiliation process, new affiliates must pay to have an actuarial study performed. The Retirement System coordinates the actuarial study.

For a complete affiliation packet or more details:


KPERS is governed by the statutes of the State of Kansas. Check here during legislative sessions to see current bills related to KPERS. If you have questions about a legislative issue affecting the Retirement System, contact Faith Loretto at or 785-296-1019.

2016 Legislation Tracker
KPERS Bills Signed Summary
HB 2005
  Exempting members of the State Board of Regents Retirement Plan from Working After Retirement
Additional Legislative Resources

  Helpful Links

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737