By law, employers affiliated with KPERS are required to name a designated agent. This is someone from your employer who provides a local contact for Retirement System information, transactions, forms and member communication. As a designated agent, you and other KPERS Employer Contacts function as liaisons between the Retirement System and your employer. The staff at KPERS appreciates the work you do serving KPERS' members. Thank you.
With changing legislation and complex regulations and procedures, KPERS staff is not able to keep all members up to date on what’s going on. That’s where you come in. Here are some of the responsibilities of a KPERS designated agent.
KPERS has in-person workshop seminars across the state for designated agents and other staff who work with KPERS. Visit the Employer Training Page. In the fall, register for a workshop near you.
For more training, we offer workshop webinars every fall and topic-driven webinars throughout the year.
Your employer may need additional help with KPERS matters. Designated agents can assign EWP user roles to staff to help with duties involving:
Adding contacts and assigning roles is not required, but it is highly recommended.
As the designated agent, only you can add and delete contacts and assign roles. KPERS can no longer do this.
Changing Contact's Info
Unlocking and Resetting Login for Contacts
If a contact is locked out of his or her account, click Unlock User. The contact will receive a temporary password and you'll receive a conformation email.
If a contact can’t remember the security info to get into his or her account, click Reset User. The contact will receive a temporary password, and you’ll receive a confirmation email. The contact can then set up new security info.
Click Cancel to leave the Contact Details screen.
Click Delete to remove a contact who no longer need EWP access.