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

Procurement

None at this time.

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:

Legislation

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 [email protected] or 785-296-1019.

2017 Legislation Tracker
KPERS Bills Signed Summary
HB 2005   Exempting members of the State Board of Regents Retirement Plan from Working After Retirement
HB 2111   Death benefi KP&F surviving spouses.
HB 2161   Requiring KPERS Board to liquidate the PMIB portfolio investment (Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Fund).
HB 2266   Allowing retirants who retire from two plans under KPERS to receive an additional lump-sum death benefit.
HB 2268   Extending the sunset date on certain working after retirement exemptions.
HB 2283   Providing for state income taxation of retirement contributions by certain employees of the State Board of Regents.
HB 2289   Allowing certain time away from work or normal duties to be credited as participating service under KPERS and KP&F.
HB 2323   Providing a post-retirement benefit increase (COLA) for certain retirants of KPERS.
HB 2331   Kansas cybersecurity act.
HB 2359   Creating the Kansas information technology enterprise agency.
SB 109   Claims against the state. KPERS is included in §5.
SB 115   Requiring KPERS Board to liquidate the PMIB portfolio investment (Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Fund).
SB 137   Death benefits for certain KP&F surviving spouses.
SB 138   Exempting KPERS licensed school retirees from working after retirement earnings limitation.
SB 161   Allotments; requiring the governor and secretary of administration to act under certain circumstances.
SB 204   Kansas cybersecurity act. Identical to HB 2331 as introduced.
SB 205   Allowing certain time away from work or normal duties to be credited as participating service under KPERS and KP&F.
SB 213   Providing for state income taxation of retirement contributions by certain employees of the State Board of Regents.
SB 227   Providing a post-retirement benefit increase (COLA) for certain retirants of KPERS.
SB 27   Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies.
SB 189   Appropriations for FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020 and FY 2021 for various state agencies.
HB 2052   Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies.
HB 2364   Appropriations for FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020 and FY 2021 for various state agencies.
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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]