About The System
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.
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.
None at this time.
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:
- [email protected]
- Toll-free, 1-888-275-5737 or in Topeka, 296-6166
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
|HB 2005||Exempting members of the State Board of Regents Retirement Plan from Working After Retirement|
|HB 2111||Death benefits for certain 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.|
|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 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.|
Additional Legislative Resources
- 2016 Legislative Summary (PDF, 218KB)
- KPERS Update - System Overview, Presentation to the House Appropriations Committee (PDF, 477KB)
- Kansas Legislature's Web Site
- How A Bill Becomes Law