In-person seminars are back! Check out the dates and information below. You can also listen to a recording. View the schedule to find one near you!
2023 In-Person Seminar Schedule Coming Soon
Choosing a retirement date | How to calculate your benefit | Steps in the process | Payment Options | Taxes | Life Insurance | Working After You Retire
|Jan 18, 2023||2pm||Register|
|April 12, 2023||2pm||Register|
|July 12, 2023||2pm||Register|
|Oct 11, 2023||2pm||Register|
KPERS is here to help. If you'd prefer to discuss your retirement options, the application or any KPERS questions in person, you can call our office to make an appointment with a Benefits Representative.
You may be able to increase your retirement benefit and possibly retire earlier by purchasing service credit for your past public service. If your service is eligible, you can purchase service credit with a lump-sum payment or by payroll deduction. Only active, contributing members may purchase service credit. Visit for more about service purchasing.
In general, Retirement System benefits, including the $4,000 retiree death benefit, are subject to federal income tax, but not Kansas state income tax. This is because you already paid state taxes on your contributions while you were working. If you move to another state, check if your retirement benefit is taxable in that state. Visit for more about taxes.
Do you plan to work during retirement to stay busy? There are some things you need to know before you punch back in for a KPERS employer. Keep in mind, there are no rules if you go back to work for a non-KPERS employer.